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[01/24/13 - 08:57 AM]
Katie Buchanan Joins CMT as Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy
For nearly ten years, Buchanan has worked at The Style Network, most recently holding the post of Senior Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions.

[via press release from CMT]

KATIE BUCHANAN JOINS CMT AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING STRATEGY

NASHVILLE - January 24, 2013 - CMT has tapped programming and scheduling executive Katie Buchanan, for the position of Senior Vice President, Program, Planning and Scheduling, it was announced today by Brian Philips, president, CMT. Buchanan will direct and control the program scheduling and the program acquisitions of the channel, and is responsible for the network's 360-degree approach to content strategy and distribution on CMT, CMT.com, CMT Mobile and CMT On Demand. Buchanan will relocate from Los Angeles to Nashville and will report to Philips, effective January 28.

"Katie is a top strategist and fast-rising star. She joins CMT as our slate of originals grows exponentially," says Brian Philips, president, CMT. "True to character, Katie will jump in head-first, as our representative at NATPE! Then she will immediately relocate to Nashville, where she will lead the programming strategy team. We proudly welcome Katie back to the Viacom family."

For nearly ten years, Buchanan has worked at The Style Network, most recently holding the post of Senior Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions. Buchanan led a team responsible for the programming, strategy, scheduling, analysis, and acquisitions for the network. She was instrumental in the growth and success of the network - including helping Style achieve its highest rated year ever in 2012. A hybrid executive with both creative vision and strategic insight, Katie helped propel Style into one of the top women's lifestyle networks. In addition to the program planning and strategy of the network, Katie also worked closely with the Style Development & Current teams to collaborate on new series and specials, seek out international and domestic formats, and identify talent-driven documentaries. In 2010, based on a highly acclaimed Channel 4 UK special, Katie developed, produced and launched the powerful teen series, Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back. The series helped pave the way for an entirely different programming genre for the network highlighting the nation's teenage obesity crisis--which brought in local and national acclaim.

Prior to Style, as part of VH1's West Coast Original Movie & Series group, Buchanan helped develop four made-for-television movies including The Way She Moves, Play'd: A Hip Hop Story, Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story and They Shoot Divas, Don't They? directed by Jonathan Craven. Buchanan began her career at MTV Networks in New York in the VH1 on-air promotions group where she was responsible for scheduling all on-air promotions for VH1. She also helped coordinate directly with producers on high-profile promotions centered around the award-winning Divas Live concert, the VH1 Fashion Awards, The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and Hard Rock Live.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Buchanan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University where she received her BFA in Communications & French. She also received her Advanced Certificate in the French Language from La Sorbonne and The British Institute in Paris. Buchanan then went on to receive her MFA in Film and Directing from the California Institute of the Arts, and produced an award winning thesis film Get Out of Dodge. She is a graduate of the prestigious WICT Betsy Magness Leadership Program Class 20 and is an active member in the Southern California WICT mentorship program, and recently served on the board as the Marketing & Communications Chair.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.





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