Dickerson rises at Oprah’s OWN

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has promoted Jill Dickerson to senior VP, programming and development.

The Discovery Communications-backed US cable channel has tasked Dickerson with working with producers to develop non-scripted programming and oversee editorial management of outside production.

Dickerson has been upped from VP, having joined OWN in 2009 after a spell as a consulting producer and writer on MTV reality series The Real World. She has since developed shows such as Welcome to Sweety Pie’s and Deion’s Family Playbook.

“We are thrilled to announce Jill Dickerson’s move up to the next level in her career as she has been integral to OWN’s success,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN.

“Jill is an exceptional team player and a seasoned pro who brings a wealth of experience in non-scripted television to our programming efforts.”

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