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Advisory Board Members
EVP, Head of History & Biography Digital
As Executive Vice President, History & Biography Digital, Paul Cabana is responsible for expanding both brands in emerging platforms. For History, his focus is creating original daily content, and for Biography, he oversees creating short-form content that can live on all A+E Networks’ platforms.
Previously, Cabana was Executive Vice President, Head of Programming for HISTORY, where he led the team in launching new series such as Alone and Forged in Fire, growing returning series like The Curse of Oak Island, as well as expanding the portfolio to include more premium documentary events, such as Barbarians Rising and Obama: In His Own Words.
From 2012-2015, Cabana was Senior Vice President, Head of Programming for H2 where he doubled network ratings and oversaw its conversion to Viceland. Prior to H2, Cabana was Senior Executive Producer for History. Projects he oversaw include the Emmy-nominated event series The Men Who Built America, and Mankind the Story of All of Us, as well as How the States Got Their Shapes, Life After People: The Series, and Top Shot. He also developed two of the network’s hit event series World Wars and the scripted series Sons of Liberty.
Earlier in his career, Cabana was an Emmy-nominated producer, director and camera operator for Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, along with other series on Discovery, TLC, and PBS. Prior to his work in television, Cabana was a new media producer and writer for Fast Company and Inc. Magazines, The Atlantic Monthly Online and The Boston Globe. Cabana has an economics degree from Harvard University and an MBA in finance from NYU.