American cable news channel CNN has elevated Chanel Carmona to the position of director of development for CNN Original Series.
In her new role, Carmona (pictured) will be responsible for cultivating relationships within the creative community and developing original programming across a variety of CNN platforms.
Based out of the broadcaster’s Los Angeles offices, she will report to Lizzie Fox, VP of CNN Original Series.
Carmona most recently served as associate director of development of Original Series for CNN and HLN where she was responsible for overseeing the creative development strategy on the West Coast and expanding the channels’ non-fiction slates from development through series green light.
During her three-year tenure at CNN, Carmona has had a hand in developing some of the brand’s most successful programs, including Declassified, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, Race for the White House, Believer with Reza Aslan, High Profits and The History of Comedy.
Prior to joining CNN in February 2014, Chanel was in alternative programming at The CW Television Network, working on projects like America’s Next Top Model, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Breaking Pointe, and Oh Sit!.
“Chanel is an invaluable member of the CNN Original Series team,” said Fox in a statement. “Her dedication and passion for non-fiction programming is evident in the numerous, critically-acclaimed projects she has developed at CNN.”