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Snap captures OWN veteran for factual

Snapchat parent company Snap has hired OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s senior VP of programming and development to focus on docuseries and unscripted programming.

Jill Dickerson

Jill Dickerson has joined Snap at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report to director of Snap originals Vanessa Guthrie.

Dickerson has been with OWN, a joint venture between Winfrey and Discovery, since 2009, helping to launch and oversee a slate of shows at the network such as Deion’s Family Playbook, Flex & Shanice and The Book of John Gray.

Before joining OWN, she was consulting producer and head writer for the Sydney, Hollywood and Brooklyn seasons of MTV reality series The Real World.

Snap ordered a round of exclusive originals for mobile, including a scripted series with Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, last year and is set to introduce more.

“Jill is a seasoned executive in reality television with a strong creative sensibility,” said Guthrie. “We’re excited for Jill to bring her expertise to unscripted Snap Originals, as we’re set to deliver even more compelling, made for mobile programming in 2020.”

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