Former Discovery Channel exec Dolores Gavin (pictured) has boarded Shipping Wars producer Megalomedia as executive VP of development.
In the new role, Gavin will be working from the company’s Austin, Texas and New York offices and is to lead and oversee all aspects of the prodco’s development in the U.S. and internationally. She will report directly to Megalomedia president Jonathan Nowzaradan.
Gavin most recently served as executive VP of development and production at Discovery, where she oversaw development and programming from the network’s East Coast headquarters in Silver Spring, as well as overseeing all scripted programming.
The exec stepped down from the position last November, ahead of Rich Ross joining the company as president in January.
While at Discovery, Gavin’s development and production credits included such series as Gold Rush, Alaskan Bush People, Amish Mafia, Sons of Guns and Moonshiners. Other series she and her team developed or produced include Bering Sea Gold, Dual Survival and Alaska: The Last Frontier. Most recently, she led development and production on the special, Eaten Alive.
Prior to joining Discovery, Gavin served as VP of programming at History, where she developed and supervised Ax Men and Ice Road Truckers.
The opening of Megalomedia’s New York office marks its third location, with the London outpost having previously opened in June 2013. In addition to Shipping Wars for A&E, the company also produces My 600-lb Life for TLC.