LYNN STEPANIAN JOINS ABC FAMILY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ACQUISITIONS AND SCHEDULING
Burbank, CA (June 20, 2012) - Lynn Stepanian has been named Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Scheduling for ABC Family, it was announced today by Michael Riley, President, ABC Family, to whom she will report. A top executive, Stepanian joins the network with 25 years experience in program planning, scheduling and acquisitions, most recently as Vice President, Strategy, Acquisitions and Scheduling for the TV Guide Network.
In her new position, Stepanian will be responsible for all off-network series and feature acquisitions as well as overseeing the strategic scheduling of all on-air linear content and long-form video for ABC Family. Additionally, she will execute and schedule all event programming, stunts and manage program inventory as well as participate in long term program planning for ABC Family.
Riley said, "We are most fortunate to have Lynn join our team. Her insights and expertise are wonderful additions and her relationships in the industry will help guide the network into our next stage of growth."
Prior to TV Guide Network, Ms. Stepanian served as a key member of The CW Network as Senior Vice President of Programming and Distribution for The CW Plus. During her tenure, she led all aspects of program acquisitions and scheduling, affiliate relations, cable negotiations, research and technical operations for the group's 111 stations. Previously, she served in the same capacity for The WB 100+ Station Group from its inception in 1998 through 2006.
Stepanian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara and attended the University of Madrid in Spain in their School of Philosophy and Letters.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich, fan-centric programming - including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.