True crime network Investigation Discovery has bolstered its roster of content developers with the appointment of Oxygen Media exec Erica Diaz-Gant.
Based out of Discovery’s offices in New York, Diaz-Gant joins the channel as senior director of development. She will be tasked with overseeing the network’s development slate, reporting directly into Jane Latman, Investigation Discovery’s executive VP of development.
Most recently, Diaz-Gant (pictured) served as executive-in-charge of NBCUniversal-owned Oxygen’s longest-running true crime series Snapped, and developed and produced the net’s second longest-running crime series Killer Couples.
Her development credits during her tenure at NBCUniversal include She Made Me Do It, #KillerPost and the Snapped: Notorious franchise.
Elsewhere, ID has elevated Brent Hatherill from his role of director of development to senior director. He will remain in Discovery’s Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters, reporting to VP of development Winona Meringolo.
Having joined Discovery in 2015 as director of development at American Heroes Channel (AHC), Hatherill oversaw the development of such non-fiction series as Blood & Fury: America’s Civil War and Hitler: The Definitive Guide. Hatherill would join the ID team in 2016 and has since been responsible for developing the forthcoming James Patterson’s Murder Is Forever, in addition to numerous yet-to-be-announced series.
Previously, Hatherill served as VP of development at Sirens Media, where he was in charge of developing and selling projects to a variety of networks, including ID programs Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, Nightmare Next Door, Evil Twins, and Deadly Affairs.
“I am confident that these bold personnel moves will bolster our development slate, help us continue to innovate the true crime genre and allow us to retain our position as the #1 network for women on cable,” said Latman in a statement.