Katie Buchanan Joins CMT as SVP, Programming Strategy

Style Network Vet to Lead Scheduling, Acquisitions

CMT has hired Katie Buchanan to the position of senior VP of program planning and scheduling, the Viacom-owned network announced Thursday. She starts Jan. 28.

A nearly 10-year veteran of The Style Network, Buchanan will relocate from Los Angeles to Nashville, where she will report to CMT president Brian Philips. In her new position she will control program scheduling and acquisitions and be responsible for their distribution on CMT's television, online, mobile and on demand platforms.

At Style, Buchanan was most recently senior VP of programming and acquisitions. Prior to that, she was part of VH1's West Coast original movies and series group after serving in on-air promotions in the network's New York office.

"Katie is a top strategist and fast-rising star. She joins CMT as our slate of originals grows exponentially," said Philips in a statement. "True to character, Katie will jump in head-first, as our representative at NATPE! Then she will immediately relocate to Nashville, where she will lead the programming strategy team. We proudly welcome Katie back to the Viacom family."