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Hearst Media names Mathies VP development

April 21, 2022

Jessica Mathies has been named vice president, development, at Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG). She previously served as an executive producer, initiating, developing, and producing special projects, for HMPG parent Hearst Television.

Mathies brings extensive national production experience to HMPG’s recently launched entertainment unit and will focus on unscripted program development for television stations, broadcast and cable networks and streaming services.  She’ll also supervise creative production on series pilots as well as the first season of new unscripted series.

“Jessica has strong creative instincts for finding unique and compelling talent and stories,” said Angelica Rosas McDaniel, HMPG executive vice president and general manager, entertainment. “As we bring together our new team, including VP, Development Jeffrey Wank, we’re excited about upcoming projects that will engage the creative community and our national partners.”

Mathies joined Hearst Television in 2018 from Park Slope Productions, the New York City-based production company, where she was executive vice president of development.  Before that, she was the East Coast director of development for Entertainment One, where she developed shows for OWN, Investigation Discovery and UP TV.   Prior to Entertainment One, she held various production positions at companies including Original Media, Metal Flowers Media and Johlt Productions.

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