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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.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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