A+E Networks said today that Gena McCarthy has been promoted to EVP Programming and Development for FYI. She had been SVP since 2013 and will continue to oversee all programming and development for cable net.
“During Gena’s impressive tenure at FYI, she has worked tirelessly and overseen the development and success of multiple hit shows and formats that have made FYI one of the most upscale cable networks in the industry and one of the most successful new cable networks in years,” said Paul Greenberg, General Manager of FYI and 45th and Dean for A+E Networks, to whom McCarthy reports. “Gena has helped solidify many important branded integrations with companies such as Home Depot, Wayfair, Zillow and others. This is an extremely well-deserved next step for Gena.”
Before FYI, McCarthy was SVP Alternative Programming at Lifetime, where she oversaw all development and production of unscripted content including Dance Moms and Project Runway All-Stars. Prior to joining A+E Networks, she was SVP Development and Production and executive producer at Discovery Channel, where she worked on Shark Week and such series as Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters. Before that she did stints at WE tv and TLC.