A+E Networks has named Sharon Scott to lead its unscripted division.
Scott will assume oversight of the company’s documentary content unit, which includes Category 6 Media and Six West Media. Steve Ascher, former executive vice president of Six West Media, has been promoted to head of development for the entire division, reporting to Scott.
“Sharon is a highly respected executive with a proven track record of creating top-notch unscripted programming across a wide range of genres,” said Paul Buccieri, president and group president of A+E Networks. “The unscripted division has been critical to A+E Networks’ continued growth as a leader in nonfiction storytelling and I am confident in Sharon’s ability to drive her success into the future through the creation of ‘revolutionary quality programming.”
Scott joined A+E Networks in 2020 as Executive Vice President of Category 6 Media. She joined the country for a long time at NBCUniversal, founding NBC News’ Peacock Productions and serving for 11 years as president and CEO. Prior to that, Scott was executive producer and general manager of NBC News Productions and NBC Media Productions. She has won multiple News and Documentary Emmys and duPont, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards.
The unscripted division A+E, founded in 2017, produced the updated version of A&E’s Cold Case Records, Lifetime Special Women who make history, the next History series The American presidency and identity documents Doomsday: The Missing Children.