Shana C. Waterman

SHANA C. WATERMANSenior Vice PresidentEvent Series and Multi-Platform Programming Fox Broadcasting Company

Senior Vice President
Event Series and Multi-Platform Programming
Fox Broadcasting Company

SHANA C. WATERMAN serves as Senior Vice President, Event Series and Multi-Platform Programming at Fox Broadcasting Company where she is leading a newly-created department set out to manage the network’s limited-run and digital programming initiatives. She will commission and develop long-form Event Series for Fox under the network’s joint initiative with FX, will oversee the network’s multiplatform programming, including Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD), The Short-Com Comedy Hour (working title), WIGS and other digital-to-broadcast efforts. Before taking on her new role, Shana was Senior Vice President of Current Programming where she oversaw several prime-time, scripted television series including House, Glee, Fringe, Raising Hope, The Mindy Project, American Dad and Family Guy. Also while at Fox, Shana produced Fox’s inaugural Seizing Opportunities Forum, spurring dialogue among creative partners about shifting audience demographics. She also currently oversees the Fox Innovators Group, an internal program designed to foster entrepreneurial thinking and innovation among employees. For her efforts, Waterman was given a 2012 FOX Excellence in Innovation Award. She joined the company as Director, Current Programming in 2006. Prior to joining Fox she was a Manager of Development at Timberman/Beverly Productions. In addition to her work in television, Shana has sustained her ongoing interest in theater. She recently completed several years of service as a Board member and former Chair of Los Angeles-based, Cornerstone Theater Company and has worked as a consultant to New Haven’s Tony Award-winning, Long Wharf Theatre. She also served as a senior researcher for playwright, actor Anna Deavere Smith and in that capacity participated in Harvard’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue. Shana produced the play “Ah Ha Moments” which was nominated for an NAACP Excellence in Theater Award. Currently she serves on the Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Also in the public service realm, Shana was a recipient of the Association of Yale Alumni Community Service Fellowship and served as Director of Programming for LEAP, a children’s educational and social mentoring program based in Connecticut. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

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