“Duck Dynasty” EP joins VH1 as SVP development

Former Duck Dynasty EP Lily Neumeyer (pictured) has joined VH1 as senior VP of development.
July 28, 2016

Former Duck Dynasty executive producer Lily Neumeyer  has joined VH1 as senior VP of development.

The exec will report to newly installed reality programming head Nina L. Diaz and oversee the network’s unscripted development slate and strategy. She will be based at Viacom headquarters in New York.

Neumeyer was most recently at A&E where she served as VP of non-fiction and alternative programming, and developed and exec produced such series as Duck Dynasty and The Wahlburgers, as well as Rodeo Girls in collaboration with the Weinstein Company.

She began her career at MTV, where she co-created and exec produced My Super Sweet Sixteen alongside Diaz, and developed and exec produced MTV’s Juvies. After working for the MTV News team, she led a team in launching bilingual brand MTV Tres.

The hire is the latest in a number of executive appointments at VH1. Following Diaz’s June promotion, the network appointed Paul Ricci as senior VP and head of alternative programming and development, reuniting him with VH1 president Chris McCarthy.

McCarthy, formerly GM of VH1 and Logo TV, was named president of both networks in early June.


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