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Nina Diaz to oversee unscripted at MTV, VH1

Viacom has expanded VH1 reality exec Nina L. Diaz‘s role to include sister network MTV’s unscripted output. As head of unscripted, Diaz will now oversee the development and production of all non-fiction programming ...
November 29, 2016

Viacom has expanded VH1 reality exec Nina L. Diaz‘s role to include sister network MTV’s unscripted output.

As head of unscripted, Diaz will now oversee the development and production of all non-fiction programming for the two networks five months after being tapped as executive VP and head of reality programming at VH1.

She will continue reporting to Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, VH1 and Logo, in the new role.

Since joining the network in 2014 as senior VP of East Coast production and development, Diaz has developed and provided oversight to some of VH1′s most successful series, including Love and Hip HopBlack Ink Crew and Mob Wives, as well as Amber Rose Show and the rebooted America’s Next Top Model.

Most recently, Diaz spearheaded the unconventional culinary series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, which debuted to 1.7 million total viewers for VH1. She also developed and oversaw the highly anticipated revival of America’s Next Top Model, which premieres Dec. 21.

Diaz began her career at MTV where she had a hand in developing such series as My Super Sweet 16, Cribs and The Osbournes.

The Viacom-owned cable network has undergone several changes in recent months. Most recently, Michael Klein exited his post as executive VP of original programming after six months in the role. Earlier this year, Sean Atkins departed MTV as president, and was shortly thereafter replaced by McCarthy, president of MTV sister nets VH1 and Logo.

“I’m humbled by this wonderful opportunity to return to MTV, while continuing to work with my incredibly talented colleagues at VH1. Chris is a true visionary and I’m grateful for his trust in me. VH1 and MTV have contributed so much to the unscripted genre and it’s an honor to tell stories through the lens of these iconic brands,” said Diaz.

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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