Ashley Gorman Joins 'FABLife' as Director

Just off of a one-season stint at The View, Ashley Gorman is moving over to Disney-ABC’s new nationally syndicated talk show, FABLife, starring Tyra Banks. Patricia Childress has come on as a producer, said Lisa Hackner, executive VP of daytime and syndicated programming at ABC Entertainment.

The panel talker — which besides Banks, also features Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley — debuts in national syndication on Monday, Sept. 14.

Childress will serve as supervising producer, joining the previously announced team of executive producer Shane Farley, co-executive producer Rebecca Mayer and senior supervising producers Karl Newton and George Davilas. Banks and Mark Schulman also will executive produce, while Rebecca Mayer is co-executive producer.

Gorman, a native of England, joins the show after spending a season on ABC’s The View. He’s also directed such programs in the U.S. and U.K. as Hell’s Kitchen, The Biggest Loser, ThisMorning and Sunday Brunch. Childress has produced such programs as VH1’s Behind the Music and Oxygen’s As She Sees It, which she also directed and narrated. Childress has previously worked with both Hackner and Banks, having been a key member of the team that launched Warner Bros.’ The Tyra Banks Show in 2005.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.