Liz Gateley, who had served as Lifetime’s EVP and head of programming for the past three years, is leaving the company. She had taken a temporary leave to deal with personal issues. Gena McCarthy, currently EVP of programming for sister A+E network FYI, has been upped to EVP, head of programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, FYI, adding oversight of Lifetime’s reality portfolio.
Prolific producer Liz Gateley is moving back to the network side. The co-founder of ITV-controlled shingle DiGa has been named Lifetime’s new head of programming. The EVP position marks a homecoming for Gateley. The Laguna Beach creator got her start on the network’s development team before her long tenure at MTV.