Citizen Pictures has named veteran executive Katie Alvord to the position of VP of development.
Alvord will report directly to CEO and President Frank Matson. She will be based in the company’s Denver headquarters and will work alongside VP of Development and Production Tim McOsker.
In her new role, Alvord is tasked with finding homegrown characters and talent in Colorado and the West, generating new character-driven docuseries and creating original formats for U.S. broadcast and cable networks as well as streaming platforms. Prior to joining Citizen, she served as director of development at Dorsey Pictures, where she worked on series such as Maine Cabin Masters (HGTV), Accident Suicide or Murder (Oxygen), Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots (Outdoor Channel) and Bus Life Ever (DIY). With over a decade of experience, she began her career at NBC and eventually moved on to High Noon Entertainment, working on series such as Taco Trip and GRUBsessed, among many more.
“Honestly, we were immediately drawn to Katie’s love for making great television,” said Matson. “She brings a broad range of experience, a strong creative vision and an impressive track record for creating successful series around untapped talent. She’s a natural addition for us as we continue to prioritize talent led programming across food, lifestyle, travel and action-adventure.”