Laura Fleury

SVP/head of programming international
A+E Networks

Laura Fleury serves as the SVP/Head of Programming for International for A+E Networks.  She is responsible for setting A+E Networks’ international programming vision to drive performance and growth across the company’s portfolio outside the U.S. which includes HISTORY, H2, Lifetime, A&E Network, FYI, Blaze and Crime + Investigation. She oversees the global programming teams on development of original content, co-productions, scheduling and acquisition strategies with the objective to increase cultural relevance around A+E’s brands worldwide. In addition, she has oversight of content sourced from A+E’s U.S. networks and drives decision-making behind international investments in scripted, movies, co-productions and original productions. She collaborates closely with the international GM’s and regional brand programming heads to strengthen the channels as powerful global brands through aligned but regionally-crafted strategies.  Also key to her role is evaluating brand expansion opportunities as well as developing and executing programming strategies for new channel launches.  Fleury oversees a New York-based programming team as well as programming leads for all A+E brands internationally. She also continues to serve as a senior advisor to A+E Networks for crime programming.

Prior to her role in International, Fleury oversaw the original programming and development strategy for LMN, creating and executing a plan for introducing original programming to LMN, overseeing all development and programming, and serving as executive producer on all series and specials, including and “The Secret Tapes of the O.J Simpson Case,” among others.

Prior to LMN, Fleury held senior positions at A&E Network, where she developed and executive produced many of the network’s top-rated series including global hit franchise “The First 48” (still going strong after 13 years), Emmy-nominated “Beyond Scared Straight,” 2-time Emmy-nominated “Cold Case Files” (including the new 2017 reboot), “Parking Wars,” “Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force,” “I Survived…”, “Parole Board” and many more.

A graduate of the Women in Cable and Telecommunications’ prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, she has also received a NAMIC Vision Award, a Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award and has several Emmy nominations.


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