A+E Promotes Four Programming Execs

Frontain Bryant, Cabana, Donahue, McCarthy Get New Roles

A+E Networks has promoted four key programming executives to new roles at History, H2, Lifetime and Bio.

Elaine Frontain Bryant becomes senior VP of development and programming at History, while Paul Cabana will be senior VP and head of programming for H2. Mary Donahue is now senior VP of non-fiction programming at Lifetime, replacing Gena McCarthy, who is becoming senior VP of programming at Bio. The appointments are effective Sept. 3.

Frontain Bryant moves over to History from A&E, where she had been since 2005, most recently as senior VP of non-fiction and alternative programming, overseeing shows like Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars. She now reports to Dirk Hoogstra, executive VP and GM at History. Paul Cabana had led H2 as head of programming and development since December 2011.

Donahue moves to Lifetime from History, where she was VP of programming and development since 2010. She will now report to Eli Lehrer, senior VP and head of development for Lifetime. McCarthy will now report to Jana Bennett, president of Bio and LMN, after overseeing Lifetime's unscripted lineup including Project Runway and Dance Moms since 2010.