Chanel Carmona serves as Associate Director of Development, Original Series for CNN and HLN, where she oversees creative development strategy on the West Coast. In this role, she is responsible for expanding CNN and HLN’s Original Series rosters by identifying and executing new non-fiction projects from development through series green light. Chanel has increased the networks’ programming lineup with such series as The History of Comedy, Declassified: The Untold Stories of American Spies, Race for the White House with Kevin Spacey, Emmy-nominated United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, Believer with Reza Aslan, and High Profits.
Prior to joining CNN in February 2014, Chanel was in Alternative Programming at The CW Network, working on projects like America's Next Top Model, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Breaking Pointe, and Oh Sit!.
Chanel holds a degree in Sociology from Princeton University.