Bravo Adds Joseph Ferraro, Rachel Smith as Development, Production Execs (Exclusive)

Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned.

Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and “The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick.” Smith has also held tenures at Discovery Fit and Health and IFC, and worked at Bravo previously from 1999 to 2005 as manager of production.

In her new post, Smith will report to Shari Levine, senior veep of current production/original programming at the NBCU cable net, and exec produce “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Newlyweds: The First Year,” along with other series.

Ferraro, who recently departed Ryan Seacrest Prods., will be based in Los Angeles and report to Lara Spotts, veep of development. In his new post at Bravo, Ferraro will help spearhead series development for the cabler.

During his time at RSP, Ferraro worked on shows including “The Wanted Life” and “Girls in the Game.” He has served as vice prez of programming at OWN, and has logged credits on shows including “American Idol: UK,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Temptation Island,” and “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”

More TV

  • 'The Crown': Netflix Releases First Look

    'The Crown': Netflix Releases First Look at Olivia Colman as the Queen

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • France fans with painted facesFrance v

    France Celebrates Soccer World Cup Triumph

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris catches the

    France vs Croatia World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • Who Is America Review

    TV Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?'

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • Lily Collins, Dominic West, David Oyelowo

    'Les Miserables’ First Look: Lily Collins, Dominic West in BBC, PBS Masterpiece Adaptation

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • Ricky Martin Versace American Crime Story

    Ricky Martin Signs With Maverick Management

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

  • Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring

    Belgium vs England World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

    Bravo has hired Rachel Smith as vice president of current production and Joseph Ferraro as vice president of development, Variety has learned. Smith joins Bravo from BBC America where she was v.p. of original programming, leading the development and production of unscripted programs including “Royally Mad with Cat Deeley,” “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content