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History ups Zachary Behr to VP, programming

Zachary Behr has been promoted to the role of vice president of programming at A+E Networks’ History. Behr (pictured), who previously held the position of senior executive producer for History, will spearhead ...
September 6, 2018

Zachary Behr has been promoted to the role of vice president of programming at A+E Networks’ History.

Behr (pictured), who previously held the position of senior executive producer for History, will spearhead the development and production of some of History’s key non-fiction programming.

He will report to Mary Donahue, SVP of development and programming, and Dolores Gavin, senior executive of development and production.

Since joining History in 2011, Behr has overseen such acclaimed programming as Evel Live, Alone, Pawn Stars, Swamp People, Top Gear, Counting Cars and the rebooted version of In Search Of, starring Zachary Quinto. He is currently working on the network’s premium documentary film strand ‘History 100.’

Before joining History, Behr worked at Viacom-owned MTV Networks, serving in a number of capacities. He most recently co-executive produced the self-improvement reality series Made for MTV, which earned him two Daytime Emmys.

Before that, he held positions at NBC, WNBC-TV News Channel 4 and PBS, including working on the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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