Chef Sharone Hakman Joins FYI’s Khloé Kardashian Series

Chef Sharone Hakman has joined FYI’s new primetime talk show Kocktails with Khloé, the network said Tuesday.

Hackman will appear in all eight episodes of the freshman series, which debuts Jan. 20. Kocktails with Khloé stars Khloe Kardashian as she talks to celebrity guests within an intimate home setting, according to the network.

The series is executively produced by Pilgrim Media Group and is executively produced by Kardashian.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.