Elaine Frontain Bryant to Head A&E Programming; Paul Cabana Lands Same Job at History

Both are promoted from senior vice presidents to EVP level

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Elaine Frontain Bryant has been promoted to head of A&E Network Programming; Paul Cabana is taking on the same job on History. He’ll continue to lead Programming at H2.

Both are being elevated from senior vice president level to executive vice presidents.

“Elaine and Paul are visionary creative executives who over the past few years have been vital to the success of A+E Networks,” said Robert Sharenow, executive vice president & general manager, A&E and Lifetime, and Dirk Hoogstra, executive vice president & general manager, History and H2. “They’re both exceptional leaders with strong ties to the creative community who will be developing the next generation of brand-defining hits across multiple platforms for A&E, History and H2.”

Cabana and Frontain Bryant will report to Hoogstra and Sharenow, respectively.

Frontain Bryant rejoins A&E — a brand she helped grow from 2005-2013. While she held the position of senior vice president Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming for A&E, she was responsible for overseeing “Duck Dynasty,” “Storage Wars” and “Shipping Wars.” While at History, she oversaw series “The Curse of Oak Island” and “Gangland Undercover”; and the development of scripted fair, including “Texas Rising” and “Sons of Liberty.”

Cabana was previously senior vice president and head of Programming for H2, a role he held since 2012. Under his leadership, H2 doubled in ratings. Cabana also helped drive revenue growth, with sales revenue more than tripling since H2’s launch, A+E Networks touted.

Prior to H2, Cabana was senior executive producer for History. Projects he oversaw include “The World Wars” and “Top Shot,” among others.