CMT has promoted Morgan Selzer to SVP of Development for the network from her previous VP role.
Selzer will lead development for the Viacom network, continuing to report to Keith Cox, President of Development for Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT. She is based in Los Angeles, with frequent travel to Nashville.
CMT’s channel’s development was headed by EVP Jayson Dinsmore until he left last fall following the centralizing the development teams for the three Viacom networks that in February were put under the purview of Kevin Kay — Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT — with Keith Cox becoming President of Development & Production for all three nets. Now Selzer will be running point on development at CMT under Cox,.
“Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres,” said Cox. “During her tenure at CMT, she’s delivered the network’s biggest hits and has a clear, creative vision to elevate the brand to new creative heights.”
Since joining CMT as VP of Development in 2014, Selzer has been behind several hit series including Nashville, Party Down South and I Love Kellie Pickler, that have set new ratings benchmarks for CMT. She’s currently overseeing production of the final season of Nashville, as well as Music City, from Laguna Beach and The Hills creator Adam DiVello, as well as the recently announced revival of the hit series, Wife Swap.
Before joining CMT Selzer served as Director of Development for Style Network. Previously, Selzer served as manager at MTV where she supervised series including America’s Best Dance Crew and From G’s To Gents.