Lifetime has named former UPTv exec Amy Winter as executive vice president, head of programming.
In the role, she will oversee the development, creation and execution of all programming for the network, including movies, scripted and unscripted for Lifetime and LMN. Based in New York, Winter starts this March and will report to Rob Sharenow, president of programming for A+E Networks.
“I’ve long admired Amy and all of the success she’s had throughout her career and I’m excited to see her bring her vision to Lifetime and LMN,” Sharenow said in a statement. “Amy’s strategic and creative experience defining brands, coupled with her uncanny ability to spot breakthrough hits, makes her an exciting addition to the A+E Networks programming team.”
Winter was most recently EVP and GM at UPtv where she brought the network its highest rated original series ever in Bringing Up Bates, along with reality formats such as the self-shot series Expecting.
Prior to that post she was EVP and GM at Discovery owned TLC, where she and her team greenlit and produced such series as 90 Day Fiancé, My 600lb Life, Long Island Medium, and Breaking Amish, among others.
The last person to hold the post was Liz Gateley. When she left the network in 2018, programming oversight was split between unscripted EVP Gena McCarthy and movies and limited series EVP Tanya Lopez. Both now report to Winter.
“All through my career I have watched and admired the Lifetime brands and content,” said Winter. “I am delighted to join a highly talented team and look forward to growing these already successful networks.”