A+E-owned female-focused channel Lifetime has named former WE tv executive Nicole Vogel as its VP of unscripted programming and development.
Based in New York, Vogel will work with production companies, agencies and potential talent to find, develop and produce new unscripted formats and docuseries for Lifetime’s portfolio. She reports into Lifetime’s Brie Miranda Bryant, SVP of programming and development.
Vogel joins the A+E Network portfolio following a near-four-year stint at WE tv where she served as director of development. There, she developed and executive produced such series as Love After Lockup and Extreme Love.
Prior to joining the AMC network, Vogel was senior director of development at All3Media indie Optomen Productions where she worked on the development of series and specials for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, MTV, Destination America and Investigation Discovery.
Previously, Vogel served as manager of talent development and casting for Discovery Networks, working across Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Discovery Fit & Health to discover and develop new talent, cast for both current and new series, and manage current talent. She cast lead talent for such long-running series as Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival and Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, among others.
Vogel began her career at Headline Media Management, a boutique talent representation firm specializing in news, hosting, experts, and sports. While at HMM, she worked as an independent casting director, casting various scripted projects in the NYC area.