Endyia Kinney-Sterns is vice president of programming and development for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network overseeing day-to-day development of new original programming for the network. She joined the company in May 2011 as executive director of programming and development.
Kinney-Sterns has been instrumental in identifying and developing various new programming including the popular docu-series Raising Whitley and Life With La Toya. She was an integral part in developing the upcoming series Millionaire Mama’s Boy with Sony Studios and Houston Beauty with Park Slope Productions in addition to many presentations and pilots.
An accomplished television producer and executive, Kinney-Sterns has over 13 years of entertainment television experience producing shows for high-profile networks including VH1, CBS, NBC, HGTV and production companies such as Buena Vista Television, Arnold Shapiro Productions and LMNO. She also established her own production company, Seraphim Entertainment, where she optioned two of her original shows, a drama series and an animated project. Kinney-Sterns held the title of senior director of programming and development for TV ONE, where she was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of production and programming for popular series including Baisden After Dark, Who's Got Jokes and Black and Men Revealed. Her most notable accomplishment was co-developing and creating the brand defining, multiple NAACP Award winning hit show Unsung.
Kinney-Sterns spent over four years working in programming and development at BET where she was responsible for overseeing production and post production for the network’s top-rated series College Hill and the highest rated show in BET history at the time, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. She was also responsible for helping to develop, launch and oversee the day-to-day production of The Mo’Nique Show, the #1 late night talk show among African Americans as well as the hit music competition show Sunday Best. She was responsible for overseeing other ratings hits like,
Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, DMX, Soul of a Man and helped to develop and oversee successful original programs such as Exalted and Hell Date. Prior to her positions at BET and TV ONE, Kinney-Sterns produced reality, talk/variety and lifestyle shows including the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series The Wayne Brady Show, Big Brother 4 and The Other Half among others.
Kinney-Sterns is passionately involved in a number of children’s organizations. She works with the Children’s Hunger Fund in helping to move their vision forward to see that no child goes without meal, is active with Zoe Ministries to help stop child trafficking overseas and regularly speaks to inner-city girls about pursuing their dreams.
She currently resides in Porter Ranch, California with her husband, Brigg Sterns, and her two sons, Judah and Cairo.
Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables; Speed Pitching Four; 30 MINS WITH: Endyia Kinney-Sterns, OWN