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Former NBCUniversal Executive Shanon Smith Joins Content Group – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Shanon Smith, who was part of the Oxygen Network launch team, has joined Shaq The life producer The Content Group.

Smith, who previously served as vice president of production and operations at NBCU, is joining production company Asylum Entertainment Group as senior vice president of production. She will oversee all physical operations and be responsible for the company’s production slate.

She reports to TCG President Jodi Flynn and AEG President and Chief Strategy Officer Ryann Lauckner.

In addition, Sandra Young has been named Vice President, Current Production and Partnerships. Reporting to SVP, Content James Macnab, she will work on productions under TCG companies including Breaklight Pictures, Big City TV and 72 Steps Media. Prior to joining TCG, Young was the senior director of current programming and development for Oxygen,

The content group recently produced the second season of Shaq Life for TNT as well as American Cartel and Detective Diaries for Discovery+, Doubling Down with the Derricos for TLC and has Sins of the Amish coming soon for Peacock.

“Shanon and Sandra are both highly regarded veterans who bring a great experience to The Content Group,” said Jodi Flynn, President of TCG. “They are brilliant leaders who have built lasting relationships across the industry and are integral to our growth at such a rapid pace.”