Discovery exec joins Dick Clark Prods.

Wayne Sampson named vp development

Former Discovery Channel executive Wayne Sampson has joined Dick Clark Prods. as vp development.

Sampson will expand the company's reality division and report to Will Staeger, senior vp programming.

"Given his impressive track record, Wayne will be a major asset as we continue to expand our programming and grow the company," Staeger said. "We believe Wayne's creativity, relationships in the industry and experience in developing and launching new shows will be a tremendous addition to our team."

Ad Discovery, Sampson worked on developing series such as "Airline Repo," "AMP'd" and "Bidder Rivals." Before that, he was at Spike TV, where he oversaw production on "Deadliest Warrior," "Ultimate Fighter" and other shows.