Nicole Silveira serves as Vice President of Unscripted Development for Pilgrim Media Group. Since joining Pilgrim in March of 2016, she has had a hand in developing shows for networks such as WEtv, FYI and Discovery.
Prior to Pilgrim, she served as a development executive for both ITV and Gurney Productions, focusing on broadcast and international format development. While overseeing development at Gurney, she worked with a variety of broadcast and cable networks to sell, develop, produce and manage the creative of various series including Tiny House Builders (HGTV), Sons of Winter (Discovery), Yukon River Run (Nat Geo) and Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out (TLC).
Silveira spent the first nine years of her career at NBC Universal in a variety of roles. In Alternative Programming and Development, Silveira successfully developed and launched all genres of unscripted series including The Sing-Off, Minute to Win It and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, among many others for the network. Before joining NBC Alternative Programming, she worked in scripted programming at NBC Universal and CBS Paramount. Silveira began her career in television in local news at KABC and KNBC working as a producer.
Silveira studied at Oxford University, United Kingdom and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.