Shelly Tatro has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Development & Programming at A&E Networ, based in A&E’s New York City headquarters. She will be responsible for the development and production of A&E’s nonfiction, alternative and reality series and will report to McKillop.
Tatro was most recently Senior Vice President of East Coast Production and Development for more than a dozen years at VH1. Her purview included oversight of all development and production for hundreds of hours of programming, including docu-soaps, reality competition and documentary series. Some of her hits include Mob Wives, Love and Hip Hop, Hogan Knows Best, I Want to Work for Diddy, and Black Ink Crew.
Tatro and her in-house production team launched the hit I Love the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00‘s franchise, which started the network’s transition to pop culture, while simultaneously producing hundreds of hours of countdown shows, VH1’s in-house news division, and the Emmy Award winning Rock Docs. Shelly was also responsible for developing Jersey Shore, before it premiered on sister channel MTV. Before that she developed and produced the pilot A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, which launched a series of highly successful spin offs for MTV.
Before VH1 Tatro worked in various roles for companies such as NBC, TNT, Q2 and HBO Downtown.
Source: A&E Network press release