U.S. cable net Bravo has announced it’s expanding its production team, with the addition of Christian McLaughlin as vice president, production, and the promotion of current vice president of production David O’Connell to senior vice president, production and operations.
Joining Bravo as supervising producer in 2004, O’Connell has worked on many of the NBC Universal-owned net’s hits, including The Real Housewives franchise, Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker, Watch What Happens: Live, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, and Project Runway, among others. He will report to Bravo Media president Frances Berwick and be based in Burbank.
McLaughlin comes to Bravo from VH1, where he oversaw development and production of various pilots and was EP for assorted programs including Celebrity Fit Club: Bootcamp, Ego Trip’s The White Rapper Show, and The Shot, among others. In his new role, he’ll oversee the production of Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Rocco’s Dinner Party, and Roblé & Co (w/t) among several others. Based in New York, he’ll report to Shari Levine, senior vice president, production, Bravo.