Contact: Sandy Varo JarelleRegion: United States

Title: SVP Creative, Discovery Studios
Genre: Factual
Region: United States

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TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2012, TLC had 28 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including four series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Breaking Amish, Long Island Medium, and Sister Wives.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 300 million households in over 150 markets internationally.

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Sandy joined TLC for this newly created role in November 2013. In her role, Sandy oversees the strategic direction and storytelling tone of new and ongoing projects developed and produced in the network’s Los Angeles office. Some of TLC’s programming that she helps lead ranges from recent hit My Five
Wives to fan favorite Say Yes To The Dress. Varo Jarrell joins TLC from ABC Family, where she served as Head of Unscripted Programming and Development, creating the network’s nonfiction strategy and ushering projects from pitch to premiere. Previously, she was Vice President of Reality Programming and Development at Lifetime, responsible for overseeing the network’s unscripted series, including One Born Every Minute, Picker Sisters, and How To Look Good Naked. Prior to that position, she served as Director of Reality Programming and Development at CBS Entertainment, overseeing hit series such as Survivor and The Amazing Race. Sandy also has experience in the field, having held a variety of production roles for series such as Hell’s Kitchen and Big Brother.