Nicole Vogel is director of development at WE tv. She is based in the network’s New York headquarters where she works with production companies, agencies, and potential talent to find and develop new unscripted formats and docuseries. She developed and is currently an Executive Producer on WE tv series Love After Lockup and Extreme Love.
Prior to WE tv, she served as senior director of development at Optomen Productions where she worked on the development of series and specials for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, MTV, Destination America, and Investigation Discovery as well as pilots and development projects for a variety of networks such as Food Network, A&E, Oxygen, and Fox.
Before Optomen, Nicole served as manager of talent development and casting for Discovery Networks where she worked across Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and Discovery Fit&Health to discover and develop new talent, cast for both current and new series, and manage current talent. She cast lead talent for such long-running series as Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival and Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, among others.
Nicole began her career at Headline Media Management, a boutique talent representation firm specializing in news, hosting, experts, and sports. While at HMM, Nicole worked as an independent casting director, casting various scripted projects in the NYC area.
Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude from George Washington University Honors Program with a major in Communications and minor in Theater. She is a volunteer at The Ghetto Film School in the Bronx and a member of the Television Academy.