Oxygen Gives Rise To Abraham As SVP Of Development

Oxygen Media has named Bravo executive Cori Abraham as its senior vice president of development.

In her new role, Abraham, based in Los Angeles, will oversee Oxygen's development on both coasts, identifying creative concepts, innovative formats and talent that will appeal to the network's "Gen O" audience.

Over the past six years, Abraham has worked at NBCU Universal sister service Bravo as the vice president of development, where she executive-produced the two time Emmy-Award winning Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, and developed the upcoming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Thintervention with Jackie Warner, as well as Bethenny Getting Married?, which became the highest-rated series premiere in Bravo history.

"Cori has outstanding relationships in the industry, a keen eye for talent and a gift for discovering breakthrough concepts," said Oxygen senior vice president, original programming and development Amy Introcaso-Davis, to whom Abraham will report, in a statement. "She has identified and developed watercooler content in a variety of genres and formats and we're excited to have her join us as we continue to build the ‘Live Out Loud' brand."

The hire reunites Introcaso-Davis and Abraham, as the two worked together at Bravo for four years, beginning in 2004, when Abraham joined as director of development. Abraham was promoted to vice president, development in 2007, then became head of development the following year. In that role, Abraham oversaw the network's east and west coast development teams, shepherding a number of series through completion. During that span,Introcaso-Davis and Abraham teamed up to develop numerous hit shows, including Flipping Out and Work Out.

Prior to working at Bravo, Abraham served as director of development and executive producer at VH1