Contact: Elaine Frontain BryantRegion: United States

Title: VP Non Fiction and Alternative Programming
Genre: Scripted, Non-fiction, Factual
Region: United States

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HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man,  Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars®, and Swamp People®  as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us®  and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial.

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Elaine Frontain Bryant is the Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for HISTORY.  In this role, she oversees the HISTORY programming team and is responsible for the development, creation and execution of all programming, both non-fiction and scripted, for the network. She is also charged with imaginatively integrating new programming with on-line initiatives, and developing new ways to expand the brand across multiple platforms. She reports to Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY and H2.


Prior to joining HISTORY in September 2013, Frontain Bryant served as Senior Vice President of Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming for A&E Network, responsible for such hits as Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars.


Frontain Bryant joined A&E in September of 2005 as Director, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming and was elevated to Vice President in July 2007. She has served as executive producer on several critically acclaimed and hit real life series including “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” “Paranormal State,” “Billy the Exterminator,” “Storage Wars,” “Shipping Wars”, "Barter Kings" and the record breaking hit "Duck Dynasty."  


Earlier in her career, Frontain Bryant served as Vice President, Creative Development and Production at Magna Global Entertainment, overseeing the creation and production of original television programming funded by Interpublic Group's Fortune 100 clients. She was an Executive Producer on the original TV movies “The Wool Cap” and “14 Hours,” and the Humanitas Award nominated film, “Saving Milly.”  She was co-executive producer of the first two seasons of the series “Blow Out.” Prior to joining MAGNA Global Entertainment, Frontain Bryant directed and produced two seasons of the non-scripted series “Girls vs Boys” and produced more than 15 episodes of the Peabody Award-winning “A Walk in Your Shoes.”


Frontain Bryant also produced the independent feature film The Farmhouse. Prior to that, she served as director of creative affairs for Fred Berner Films. Films produced during her tenure include Vanya on 42nd Street, A&E's “Murder in a Small Town” and Pollock. Frontain Bryant also associate-produced the Emmy-nominated prime time special “About Us: The Dignity of Children.”


Frontain Bryant is a graduate of Texas Christian University and lives in New York with her husband and daughters.