Frontain Bryant, Cabana upped at A+E

Elaine Frontain Bryant has been upped to EVP and head of programming for A&E, while Paul Cabana has been promoted to EVP and head of programming for History and H2.
March 18, 2015

Elaine Frontain Bryant Bryant, previously SVP, development and programming for History, has been upped to executive vice president and head of programming for A&E, while Paul Cabana, previously SVP and head of programming for H2, has been promoted to executive vice president and head of programming for History and H2.

Frontain Bryant rejoins A&E, where she served from 2005 to 2013. While there, as SVP of non-fiction and alternative programming for the net, she shepherded such hits as Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars and Shipping Wars. At History, she oversaw such programs as The Curse of Oak Island and scripted properties including Texas Rising.

Paul Cabana held the role of programming head for H2 since 2012 and oversaw such series for the network as America Unearthed and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. Prior to this role, he was a senior executive producer at History, working on such series as The World Wars and The Men Who Built America.

Cabana will report to History and H2 EVP and GM Dirk Hoogstra, while Frontain Bryant will report to A&E and Lifetime EVP and GM and Robert Sharenow, who recently had A&E added to his oversight portfolio.

“Elaine and Paul are visionary creative executives who over the past few years have been vital to the success of A+E Networks,” said Sharenow and Hoogstra in a statement. “They’re both exceptional leaders with strong ties to the creative community who will be developing the next generation of brand-defining hits across multiple platforms for A&E, History and H2.”

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