Jon Sechrist, a veteran of Discovery, has joined MY Entertainment in the newly created role of executive VP of production, development and strategy.
Sechrist will be charged with developing new programming and strategy, building on MY Entertainment’s success with titles such as Ghost Adventures, Pros Vs Joes, Breaking Borders and Baggage Battles. Among the projects in the development pipeline is the transactional docuseries Hidden Assets (working title). Sechrist will be based in New York and will report to MY Entertainment’s president and founder, Michael Yudin.
Yudin said, “Having worked on both the network and production side of the business, Jon is that rare executive—a TV mind understanding the pressures of production, as well as the commercial imperatives. What’s more, he knows his way around the global market, having worked extensively with U.S. and international content. That skillset, along with his background in both scripted and unscripted content, makes Jon the ideal person to lead MY Entertainment into its next phase of growth.”
Sechrist added, “Having known Michael for years, I know he’s a maverick and mensch. I’m excited about my next adventure, working with Michael’s talented team and helping to grow MY Entertainment’s business in a challenging, ever-changing international market.”