Brie Miranda Bryant is the Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development and Programming at Lifetime where she is responsible for development, series and specials for unscripted programming. A seasoned media and entertainment executive, she has shepherded a string of buzzy, critically-acclaimed series and specials including the record-breaking, Emmy-nominated documentary for Outstanding Information Series or Special, Surviving R. Kelly, which to date, has reached over 26.8 million viewers. Named as 2019’s program of the year by the Associated Press, Surviving R. Kellyalso received the Critics’ Choice Real TV Award for Best Limited Documentary Series, a MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Documentary, named Program of the Year at BANFF in addition to receiving the Inclusion Award. Surviving R. Kelly also received the Los Angeles Press Club President’s Awardfor Impact on Media and a nomination from the Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information.
Just at the top of January 2020, Brie shepherded the launch of the follow up documentary, SurvivingR Kelly Part II: The Reckoning which on its first night, was seen by 1.2 million viewers. The three-night event series continues this weekend.
Under Bryant’spurview is the highly anticipated Wendy Williams feature documentary, due out this summer on Lifetime. Bryant is also overseeing the documentary series Hopelessly in Love which are feature length docs detailing the tragic love lives of infamous couples - Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, Left Eye Lopes & Andre Rison and Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G.
Additional credits include The Kamiyah Mobley Special, Beyond the Headlines: NXIVM, Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal, Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence, Breaking their Silence: Inside the Gymnastics Scandal, The Antoinette Tuff Story, Corey Feldman: The Moment of Truth, Seatbelt Psychic, Women on Patrol, Raising Tourette’s, Bring It!, Dance Twins, the Little Women franchise and The Rap Game.
Prior to Lifetime, Bryant was the Senior Vice President of Original Programming at BET Networks, where she oversaw all development and production for the network, including Chasing Destiny, Ink Paper Scissors, Music Moguls and Curvy Style. Before joining BET, Bryant was Vice President of Development and Production, Original Programming for Comcast NBC Universal’s Oxygen Media, where she spent over a decade growing the network’s programming slate. During her tenure at NBC Universal, she oversaw several hit shows including The Preachersfranchise (LA, Atlanta and Detroit editions), The Prancing Elites Project, Sisterhood of Hip Hop, as well as eleven successful seasons of Bad Girls Club and its spinoff Bad Girls Club: All Star Battle. In addition, Bryant developed Crimes of Passion, Comedians of LA, The Assistants, Secret Celebrity, Find Me My Man, Boss Nails, Street Art Throwdown, Fix My Choir, My Crazy Love, Jersey Couture, Hair Battle Spectacularand Snapped: Killer Couples which is currently in its tenth season on Oxygen.
Prior to her career in television, Bryant worked in publishing for the Conde Nast’s Teen Vogue. She also logged a stint working on the Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood documentary, The Blues. She was also part of the launch team for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Bryant was recognized as a honoree for Variety’s 2019 Power of Women NY, where she was also a featured speaker. She was named Cablefax Most Influential Minorities for 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 and a Gracie Award winner. Formerly a Co-Chair of the NBCU Diversity Counsel, Bryant is also a member of Television Academy, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), of the International Radio & Television Society (IRTS) and the National Association for Multi- Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).
Bryant was selected for the Hearst Management Institute (HMI)’s Management Enhancement Program. Bryant has earned three certificates of study for Professional Development from both Harvard University and Yale University. She received her Master’s degree New York University and her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University.