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A+E Networks Promotes Four Programming Execs

Staffer shuffle comes as History, Lifetime and Bio leaders solidify teams

Four programming execs have earned promotions at A+E Networks cablers as part of the exec realignment that followed the promotion of Nancy Dubuc to the corporate CEO post in April.

Elaine Frontain Bryant advances to senior veep, development and programming at History while Paul Cabana is senior VP and head of programming for History’s H2 sibling. Mary Donahue is senior veep non-fiction programming for Lifetime and Gena McCarthy is senior veepee of programming at Bio.

Frontain Bryant has been with cabler A&E since 2005, overseeing hits including “Duck Dynasty” and “Storage Wars.” Cabana has been with H2 for the past 18 months, and before that was an exec producer for History programs. Donahue moves to Lifetime from History, where she helped develop and launch “Pawn Stars.” McCarthy had been a non-fiction exec at Lifetime, overseeing production of “Project Runway,” “Dance Moms” and other skeins.

Frontain Bryant and Cabana report to Dirk Hoogstra, exec VP and g.m. of History and H2. Donahue reports to Lifetime head of development Eli Lehrer. McCarthy reports to Jana Bennett, prexy of Bio and LMN.

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