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Advisory Board Chair
President of Programming
As President of Programming at A+E Networks, Sharenow is responsible for overseeing all content for the entire A+E portfolio of networks, including A&E®, Lifetime® and HISTORY®. Under Sharenow’s leadership, A&E has become the industry leader in groundbreaking nonfiction programming and a top 5 network with the most watched series in cable Live PD and Emmy-Award-winners, Intervention and Biography; Lifetime has reclaimed its standing as the premiere destination for original movies and the leading platform for woman in front of and behind the camera including more than 150 original movies per year and the impactful #1 limited series on cable Surviving R. Kelly; and HISTORY has remained the most trusted source of factual storytelling and the home to the #1 nonfiction series on cable, The Curse of Oak Island and the scripted hits, Vikings and Project Blue Book. Previously as EVP and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime, Sharenow oversaw all strategic planning and activities for both networks including programming, marketing, publicity and brand development. He joined Lifetime in 2011 as EVP of Programming and was promoted to EVP and GM in 2013. Before joining Lifetime, Sharenow was Senior Vice President of Nonfiction & Alternative Programming at A&E, where he was responsible for supervising the development and creation of all of its nonfiction programming. Under his leadership, A&E IndieFilms® produced some of the most critically acclaimed theatrical documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated, Life, Animated and the Emmy-winning, The Tilman Story. Prior to joining A&E, Sharenow spent nearly a decade as a writer and producer and served as Executive Producer of HISTORY’s award-winning weekly series, This Week in History.
Speaking on: Keynote Conversation: Robert Sharenow, A+E Networks