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Exclusive: FYI ups programming exec Toby Faulkner

The A+E Networks-owned cable network has promoted Toby Faulkner (pictured) to vice president of programming and development, effective immediately.
January 26, 2015

U.S. cable network FYI has promoted Toby Faulkner (pictured) to VP of programming and development, effective immediately.

Formerly the nascent A+E Networks-owned channel’s senior executive producer, Faulkner co-developed and coproduced the reality series Tiny House Nation, which was recently picked up for a second season.

Prior to that, he was an EP at Lifetime where he produced the series Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Preacher’s Daughter. He also worked a showrunner on a range of programs, including ABC’s Wife Swap, TLC’s Moving Up and Chef Roble & Co. He also spent several years at UK broadcaster ITV producing factual titles such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Airline, before moving to the United States 10 years ago.

“Toby is highly creative and collaborative with an impeccable work ethic and editorial talent, which has proved to be essential in the early success of FYI,” said Gena McCarthy, FYI’s senior VP of programming, in a statement. “His impressive track record of success in producing lifestyle content, will be instrumental in the continued growth of FYI.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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