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News brief: Bravo adds Farrell, Oliver to current team

NBCUniversal-owned Bravo Media has hired doc maker Leslie Farrell and former Food Network executive Jeffrey Oliver as VPs of current programming.

The pair will report into senior VP, current programming and original production, Shari Levine and work out of New York.

Emmy-winning doc maker Farrell, who has created shows for HBO and PBS among others, will now executive produce The Millionaire Matchmaker and new show Extreme Guide to Parenting; while Oliver while exec produce Fashion Queens and Game of Crowns.

Cable channel Bravo is part of the NBCU Cable Entertainment stable that also comprises channels such leading US cable net USA Network.