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Amy Winter Named Head of Programming at Lifetime

Former TLC general manager will start next month and report directly to Rob Sharenow

Lifetime has named former TLC general manager Amy Winter its new head of programming, the cable channel announced Tuesday.

In her new role as executive vice president of programming, Winter will oversee the development, creation and execution of all programming for the network inclusive of movies, scripted and unscripted for Lifetime and LMN. She will start next month out of Lifetime’s New York offices and report directly to A+E Networks president of programming, Rob Sharenow.

Most recently EVP and general manager at UPtv, Winter is best known for her many years spent working at TLC. During her tenure as EVP and general manager of the Discovery Communications-owned cable channel, Winter  greenlit and produced series like “90 Day FiancĂ©,” “My 600-lb Life,” “Long Island Medium,” “Breaking Amish,” “Gypsy Sisters,” “Sex Sent Me to the ER,” “Welcome to Myrtle Manor,” “Leave It to Niecy,” “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” and “I Found the Gown.”

“I’ve long admired Amy and all of the success she’s had throughout her career and I’m excited to see her bring her vision to Lifetime and LMN,” Sharenow said in a statement. “Amy’s strategic and creative experience defining brands, coupled with her uncanny ability to spot breakthrough hits, makes her an exciting addition to the A+E Networks programming team.”

Winter added: “All through my career I have watched and admired the Lifetime brands and content. I am delighted to join a highly talented team and look forward to growing these already successful networks.”