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CNN elevates Nancy Duffy to SVP, program development

AT&T-owned pay-TV network CNN has promoted industry veteran Nancy Duffy to senior vice president of program development. The Emmy Award-winning producer (pictured), who most recently served as VP of program development, joined ...
November 11, 2019

AT&T-owned pay-TV network CNN has promoted industry veteran Nancy Duffy to senior vice president of program development.

The Emmy Award-winning producer (pictured), who most recently served as VP of program development, joined the network in 2013 to oversee the development and production of CNN pilots and HLN’s original unscripted programming.

With Duffy at the helm of HLN’s internally produced original series, HLN has launched six internally-produced original series dedicated to true crime, mysteries and investigations, including How it Really Happened with Hill Harper, Something’s Killing Me with BD Wong, Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo, Very Scary People, and The Dead Wives Club.

Additional executive production credits include the new season of true crime series Forensic Files, which was acquired by HLN last month and premieres in February 2020, HLN original series The CNN Quiz Show and CNN Films’ 9/11 Fifteen Years Later hosted by Denis Leary.

Prior to joining CNN, Duffy was the executive producer of syndicated programming at Fox where she served as production lead at Twentieth Television, and before that was a senior producer at CBS News where she won four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award as a producer of 48 Hours.

Read Amy Entelis’ full internal memo below:

I am very pleased to announce that Nancy Duffy has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Program Development.

Over the last several years, Nancy has led the effort to diversify HLN’s programming with internally-produced original series. These series have been the mainstay of the network’s much improved prime time and afternoon line up. She has expertly developed and overseen the production of these series and is indisputably the best title creator at CNN/HLN (see The Dead Wives Club, Something’s Killing Me, How It Really Happened and Very Scary People). Sometimes we wonder how Nancy sleeps at night.

Please join me in congratulating Nancy on this well-deserved recognition. 

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