Veteran TV Executive and show-runner Kate Shepherd was named Vice President, Development, at Shine America in April 2013.
Shepherd, who most recently was the Executive Producer and show-runner on the CW/BBC Worldwide Productions series Breaking Pointe, oversees development of unscripted programming from within the global Shine Group and also works with third party producers.
Shepherd reports to Chris Culvenor, Shine America’s Senior Vice President of Unscripted Development.
In addition to selling and producing Breaking Pointe, Shepherd also recently served as a consulting producer on BBCWW’s Lovetown for the Own Network.
From June 2008-September 2011, Shepherd was Senior Vice President of TV Development for Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment and XIX Entertainment in both London and Los Angeles. During that time, she developed the Spanish-language series Q'Viva: The Chosen starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez for both Univision and Fox. Shepherd also developed TV projects for Victoria and David Beckham and Michael Caine during that time.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Shepherd worked for Endemol in London, serving in a variety of roles including Vice President of Development, where she helped create, sell and then co-executive produce Coleen's Real Women for ITV. She was also co-executive producer on Celebrity Big Brother's Little Brother and Zodiak’s Shipwrecked: Battled of the Islands and Wife Swap
She holds a BS (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Leicester (UK) and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.