Programming post lands with smallscreen sports vet

Fuel TV has named Melissa Forman senior veep of programming, development and current.Forman has won eight Emmys for her work with the Yes Network’s “Yankees on Deck,” Fox’s Bowl Championship Series pregame show and MTV Sports.

Recently, Forman has served as a consultant for Fox Sports Media Group, which owns Fuel. Forman previously spent seven years full-time with FSMG.

“Melissa is one of the most talented showrunners in the business,” Fuel g.m. and exec VP George Greenberg said. “She is an exceptional producer/director who brings a very distinctive production style to the network. She carries a creative and aggressive spirit that will guide Fuel TV’s programming in a dynamic direction that will have a lasting impact.”

Forman will manage development and production of Fuel TV shows from independent production companies.

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