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Endemol Shine North America Names Sharon Levy President of Unscripted and Scripted Television

Endemol Shine North America has named cable programming veteran Sharon Levy as its president of unscripted and scripted television, the company announced Tuesday. 

Levy, who most recently served as executive VP of original series for Spike TV, will report to Endemol Shine North America CEO Cris Abrego, according to the company.

Endemol Shine North America, a division of Endemol Shine Group, produces such hits asBig Brother(CBS),MasterChef(Fox);The Real Housewives of Atlanta(Bravo),Ink Master(Spike) andSteve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge(CMT) as well as upcoming seriesTrading Spaces(TLC).

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R. Thomas Umstead
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.