Lifetime Names TLC's Mariana Flynn VP Nonfiction

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Mariana Flynn

The Discovery Communications development exec moves over to A+E Networks, where she'll report to Eli Lehrer.

Lifetime has tapped one of TLC's unscripted execs to join its nonfiction ranks. The cable network announced Tuesday that Mariana Flynn has been named vp nonfiction programming.

Departing TLC, where she served as vp development, Flynn will report to Lifetime's senior vp nonfiction, Eli Lehrer.

"I've been a big fan of Mariana and her work for quite some time and am delighted to have her join my team," said Lehrer. "Her keen eye for talent and strong relationships within the creative community perfectly mesh with our strategy to keep building Lifetime's nonfiction slate with larger-than-life characters and daring concepts."

Flynn, who will be based out of Los Angeles, previously served as head of development for TLC's West Coast operations, where she oversaw such series as Something Borrowed, Something New; Cheer Perfection; Gypsy Sisters; and All-American Muslim after first joining the network in 2007 as director of development and productions.

She previously worked at NBC Entertainment as director of alternative and specials.