Reelz Names Cheskin VP of Programming

Veteran Had Been Serving as Consultant Since April

ReelzChannel has named Steve Cheskin as vice president of programming.

Cheskin will responsible for program development, production, scheduling and acquisitions in his new role. Cheskin had been a programming consultant for the network since April.

"Steve Cheskin brings proven leadership as a television executive with an extensive background in developing and acquiring hit shows," said Stan Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel in announcing the hire. "As our commitment to increasing original programming continues to grow, we look forward to his contributions as a member of our senior staff. Cheskin will play a key role in executing our exciting program lineup, including the explosive docudrama JFK: The Smoking Gun on November 3, the return of our hit reality series Beverly Hills Pawn on November 6, as well as several more fresh, new series we have coming this fall and winter."

Prior to joining Reelz, he was the executive vice president of programming for TLC, where he developed Sister WivesSay Yes to the Dress: AtlantaSarah Palin's Alaska and Extreme Couponing.