Exec new head of nonfiction, alternative unit

A&E has hired Scott Lonker as VP of nonfiction and alternative programming.

Some of A&E’s biggest series hits are reality shows such as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak.”

Lonker previously served as an agent in the William Morris Agency’s New York TV department, where he worked with such reality-show clients as 3 Ball Prods., Al Roker Entertainment, Left/Right and Banyan Prods. Lonker also represented New Line TV and Lionsgate TV.

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