A&E Ups Drew Tappon to Senior VP of Reality Development

A&E Network has upped Drew Tappon to senior veep of development and programming. In his new role, he will be responsible for the development and production of A&E’s nonfiction, alternative and reality series.

“Drew is a talented and well-respected executive who has brought enormous energy and experience to A&E’s unscripted programming team,” said David McKillop, exec VP and general manager, A&E. “I am certain that he will continue to reinforce A&E’s standing as a leader in providing premium content and contribute to the growth of the network.”

Joining A&E in 2011, Tappon previously served as as VP of nonfiction and alternative programming where he was responsible for developing new nonfiction series for A&E, as well as overseeing several current series for the network, including hits such as “Wahlburgers” and “Duck Dynasty.”

He is based in A&E’s New York City headquarters.

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