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Apple TV+ is bolstering its nonfiction executive team.
Erika Clarke and Colleen Grogan have joined the tech giant’s streaming service as unscripted creative executives, reporting to head of documentaries and unscripted Molly Thompson. The two will take on developing and overseeing nonfiction TV projects for Apple TV+, with Clarke based in Los Angeles and Grogan in New York.
Clarke comes to Apple from Spotify, where she co-led the audio streamer’s in-house podcast studio and was an executive producer of original content and podcast development. Prior to that she spent 10 years at MTV, earning an Emmy nomination for the cable network’s 2015 documentary White People and working on series including Cribs and When I Was 17. Her credits as an independent producer include The Real Housewives of New Jersey and CNN Heroes.
Grogan was most recently senior vp development at Hot Snakes Media (TLC’s Return to Amish). She previously worked as vp nonfiction at Lifetime, overseeing shows including Bring It!, Coming Home and The Week the Women Went. She won an Emmy in 2009 as part of the producing team on A&E’s Intervention; her producing credits also include The First 48 and the Oscar-winning documentary short Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl).
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