Lauren Dolgen has been promoted to SVP of MTV Series Development, West Coast for MTV. She will oversee west coast reality programming for the network and be responsible for managing west coast slate and staff, including the pending hire of several new executives. Dolgen created MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant and oversaw the development of its spinoff, Teen Mom. Dolgen joined MTV after college. In 1997, she was hired as a production associate on VH1’s Behind The Music, and joined MTV in 1998 where she became a production coordinator. The following year, Ms. Dolgen joined the series development team.