Robert Sharenow to Lead Programming at A+E Networks


A+E Networks has elevated Robert Sharenow to president of programming and has unveiled additional promotions and appointments.

In his new role, Sharenow will work closely with Paul Buccieri, who manages the business and commercial side of the A+E portfolio. Sharenow will be responsible for overseeing all content for A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY and the entire A+E Networks channel portfolio. He has served as executive VP and general manager of A&E and Lifetime since 2015. Reporting to Sharenow will be Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP of programming at A&E; Liz Gateley, the executive VP of Lifetime; and Eli Lehrer and Thomas Moody, both of whom are taking on new roles.

A+E Networks has hired Lehrer as the executive VP of programming at HISTORY. Lehrer will oversee the development, creation and execution of scripted and unscripted programming for the network. He joins the company from MTV2. Meanwhile, Moody has been promoted to the post of executive VP of program strategy and acquisitions at A+E Networks. Moody will be tasked with developing and implementing the programming, scheduling and acquisition strategies for the A+E Networks Portfolio Group. Previously, Moody was senior VP of programming planning and acquisitions at A+E Networks, and before that he was VP of program planning for A&E.

In addition, A+E Networks has appointed Paul Cabana to the newly established role of executive VP of Biography and HISTORY digital. He will oversee the content strategy of both brands.

“Streamlining our portfolio’s creative structure under Rob combined with Paul’s business leadership will allow us to accelerate our creative decisions, deal making and strategies,” said Nancy Dubuc, the president and CEO of A+E Networks. “Together with Elaine, Liz, Tom and now Eli returning home to A+E Networks, Rob’s programming team has a wealth of experience and some of television’s biggest hits in cable under their belts. I look forward to seeing their passion and creativity lead our networks to continued success.”