The Game Show Network has appointed Fran Shea as EVP programming and marketing for GSN TV, effective immediately.
Based out of GSN’s LA office and reporting to CEO Mark Feldman, Shea will oversee programming and marketing at GSN TV, leading in-house production, acquisitions, development and network branding and messaging. Shea is also set to work with the network’s advertising sales and distribution teams to promote GSN to clients.
“Fran has an impressive track record of creating phenomenally successful and culturally relevant content,” said Feldman, in a statement. “Her creative vision and leadership will be critical to GSN as we continue to enhance our programming choices, both original and acquired, to engage our core viewers.”
Before joining GSN, Shea ran her own industry consultancy firm, Fran Shea Consulting, which counted GSN, HBO and Cinemax among its clients.
Her previous ventures include founding HBOlab, a content-driven experiment with HBO that explored different digital content business models with the goal of expanding audiences. She has also served as president of E! Entertainment Television, and as producer and executive at HBO. During her tenure at HBO, Shea received an Emmy Award for her work.
As head of programming, Shea takes over the position recently held by Amy Introcaso-Davis, who left her role as EVP, programming and development at GSN in September to become EVP, development and production at E! Entertainment.