Former VH1 and Snap exec Tricia Biggio has joined Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) as SVP of unscripted television.
Reporting into Barry Poznick, president of the unscripted TV division, Biggio will be responsible for creating, pitching and developing the company’s non-fiction output.
The experienced television and digital media executive joins MGM from Snap Inc., where she oversaw content for the Venice-headquartered technology and camera company.
Prior to this, Biggio was VP of current productions at Endemol Shine North America subsidiary 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, she has held various roles at 3 Ball Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment.
Biggio’s past production credits include such series as MTV’s Are You the One? , VH1′s Dating Naked, History Channel’s Truck Night in America, and BET’s The Grand Hustle, among others. As an executive at VH1, her exec producer credits include #Candidly Nicole, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle and She’s Got Game.
“We currently have more than 1,000 hours of television on-air and in production, and while Tricia’s primary focus will be on cable, her energy, creativity and experience will help us manage and grow across all platforms,” said Poznick in a statement.
Biggio’s appointment follows a wave of recent high-profile news from MGM. In June, the production and distribution studio elevated Mark Burnett to chairman of the company’s Worldwide Television Group, with responsibility for the company’s global television creative and production. Burnett’s contract was also extended through to 2022. Last month, the firm also lifted Brian Edwards to president for MGM’s television operations, also extending his contract through until 2022.