Skip to main content

Dinsmore Named FremantleMedia N.A. President of Alternative Programming/Development

Jayson Dinsmore, former executive VP at country music network CMT, has been named president of alternative programming and development at FremantleMedia North America (FMNA). Dinsmore will be charged with driving the company’s domestic and global development strategy within the unscripted genre.

“Jayson is one of the most well-respected and admired executives within the television industry,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, FremantleMedia North America. “He is innovative, creative and brings an enormous amount of experience in both development and production. He shares our ambition at FMNA and I am delighted to have him lead our unscripted team.”

Dinsmore was executive VP of production and development at Viacom’s CMT, until his departure in September. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at NBC Entertainment, where he was both senior VP and VP of alternative programming and development.

“I’m extremely thrilled to be joining the FremantleMedia family and look forward to working alongside such wonderful and talented people, at a company that has such a rich legacy with many of the most successful franchises in TV history,” said Dinsmore.

At FMNA, Dinsmore will focus on sourcing, developing, pitching and producing original programming.

FMNA’s shows include America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (syndicated), The Price is Right (CBS), American Idol (ABC) and Match Game (ABC).

Chelsea Anderson
Assistant Content Producer

Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.