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Christie McConnell, Vice President, Development

Christie McConnell is the Vice President of Unscripted Development at Shine America.

McConnell is responsible for the creation and development of original unscripted content for television docu-series, competition/format, game show and special event series.

McConnell is currently working on a handful of series for both broadcast and cable networks.

Prior to joining Shine America, McConnell was Vice President of Development at Stephen David Entertainment, where she spearheaded development for the company.

While at SDE, McConnell developed such series as History Channel's Emmy-winning event series “The Men Who Built America,” TLC’s “Extreme Cheapskates,” Discovery’s “Gold Fever" and I.D.’s record-breaking “RedRum.”

Before heading up SDE’s development team, McConnell was a development executive at Notional, where she developed a wide range of TV formats including Bravo's "Rocco's Dinner Party."

Her career in development began at City Lights Media, where she quickly rose up the ranks to oversee development for the company's Digital and Branded Entertainment department.

While at City Lights, McConnell developed the Emmy-winning digital series “Book Obsessed," as well as Webby Award-nominated “Hot Coffee Break” and “The List.”

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