Sheppard joins BBC Worldwide America

Hired as senior vp business and legal affairs

NEW YORK -- BBC Worldwide America hired Susan Sheppard as senior vp business and legal affairs.

Sheppard's job will be to oversee business and legal affairs for development and series production deals for BBC Worldwide America. She reports to Michael Ross, executive vp business affairs and operations. Sheppard will work closely with Jane Tranter, who recently was named executive vp programming and production.

Before joining BBC Worldwide America, Sheppard was senior vp business and legal affairs at Smithsonian Networks. She has been vp business and legal affairs at Lifetime Television and director of legal and business affairs at A&E Television Networks.
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