ELI LEHRER NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF NON-FICTION DEVELOPMENT, LIFETIME(R) NETWORKS
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 15, 2013) - Eli Lehrer has been named Senior Vice President & Head of Non-Fiction Development, Lifetime(R) networks, it was announced today by Rob Sharenow, Lifetime's Executive Vice President of Programming. Based in Los Angeles, Lehrer will be responsible for overseeing all non-scripted development for Lifetime and will formally join the company on July 8. He will report directly to Sharenow.
"Eli has an impeccable reputation as one of the very best development executives in the business," said Sharenow. "He's got a tremendous sense of character, story and brand that will be a huge asset to Lifetime and build on our rapidly expanding non-fiction lineup that includes the hit franchises, Dance Moms and Project Runway."
Lehrer joins Lifetime from Bravo Media in Los Angeles, where he was Vice President of Development. While there, he was responsible for managing all reality program development for the network. Before that, he was Vice President, Development and Production, East Coast for Bravo Media. In this role, he executive produced and developed a number of non-scripted hits for Bravo, including The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, The Millionaire Matchmaker and Tabatha's Salon Takeover.
Lehrer also served as Manager, East Coast Development, at VH1 before joining Bravo. He also worked at Artists Management Group and ABC News. Profiled in Multichannel News' 2008 40 Under 40 issue, Lehrer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Columbia University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.
Lifetime's non-fiction current programming slate will be headed by Senior Vice President, Gena McCarthy. She will continue to report directly to Sharenow.
Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. In 2012, as a result of its aggressive triple threat programming strategy doubling its amount of original programming spanning scripted dramas, reality series and movies, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), LRW(TM) (formerly known as Lifetime Real Women(R)) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks(R). A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.