Julia Silverton has been appointed as VP, Development at CMT, charged with overseeing the development of a broad range of the network’s programming.
She is based at the Viacom Media Network headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif, reporting to Jayson Dinsmore, EVP Development and Programming, and Joe Livecchi, SVP, Development, who is based at the Viacom Media Network headquarters in New York.
Silverton had her start in England where she worked for ITV as a producer on magazine style shows and documentary series, including Motorway, one of the first British docu/reality series made in 1997. Since moving back to the States 13 years ago, she has continued to focus on story-driven content, both scripted and more documentary in approach. Silverton interviewed four US Presidents, including one sitting President, while producing a two-hour documentary for HISTORY in the wake of 9/11 and has gone on to make numerous reality pilots and season one series, including “ntervention, The Surreal Life, and most recently, CMT’s Cheer, produced with Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa’s company, Milojo.
Source: CMT press release