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A&E Names Savitsky Senior VP of Programming

Amy Savitsky has been named senior VP, development and programming, for A&E Network. 

Based in New York, Savitsky will manage the network’s non-fiction development, reporting to Elaine Frontain Bryant, A&E executive VP and head of programming.

“Amy joins A&E with a proven track record of developing long-running franchises that engage viewers,” Frontain Bryant said. “With her experience developing buzzy factual content, Amy is the perfect fit for the A&E brand.”

Savitsky spent more than a decade at Discovery Communications. Most recently she was senior VP of development at TLC, where she managed the network’s development team.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.