Discovery Communications’ veteran Amy Savitsky is moving to A&E Network as SVP Development & Programming.
Based in New York, Savitsky will drive the network’s non-fiction development, working closely with fellow SVP Development & Programming Shelly Tatro. Together, Savitsky and Tatro will manage the programming and development team, both reporting to Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP &; Head of Programming for A&E.
“Amy joins A&E with a proven track record of developing long-running franchises that engage viewers,” said Frontain Bryant. “With her experience developing buzzy factual content, Amy is the perfect fit for the A&E brand.”
Savitsky joins A&E after more than a decade at Discovery Communications. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President of Development for TLC, where she oversaw the day-to-day management of the network’s development team. Franchises launched under her tenure include Breaking Amish and My 600lb Life. Prior to TLC she was VP, Development for Discovery Channel where her credits included Alaska: The Last Frontier, Property Wars and Swamp Brothers. Savitsky also held development roles at Discovery Health Channel. Previously, she worked for DreamWorks SKG as a story editor.