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A&E lifts Hammonds to VP development, programming

U.S. network A&E Network has promoted director of non-fiction programming Devon Graham Hammonds (pictured) to VP of development and programming.
September 10, 2015

U.S. net A&E Network has promoted Devon Graham Hammonds (pictured) to VP of development and programming.

In the new role, Hammonds – who was previously director of non-fiction programming – will be charged with developing original factual series, while overseeing a team of programmers and a raft of existing factual programs for the network. She will continue to report to Elaine Frontain Bryant, exec VP and head of programming, and work out of the network’s offices in New York.

Hammonds boarded A&E in 2012 where she served as an independent producer for such networks as TLC, WB and Bloomberg. As A&E’s director of non-fiction programming, she is credited with developing and producing such series as the Emmy-nominated Wahlburgers, Donnie Loves Jenny and Nightwatch.

“Devon has an incredible track record and brings an enormous amount of energy to the network,” said Frontain Bryant. “She always has her finger on the pulse of television and her expertise in hands-on production makes her invaluable to the A&E team.”

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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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