Shelly Tatro is Senior Vice President of Development & Programming for A&E Network, a role she assumed in 2014. Tatro is responsible for the development and production of A&E’s nonfiction, alternative and reality series. Her current programs include the mega-hit “Live PD,” “Live Rescue,” “Live PD Presents: PD Cam,” “The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta,” “60 Days In,” “The Many Sides of Jane,” and the Emmy Award®-winning “Born This Way.” Other credits include the Emmy Award-nominated “LA Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later,” “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.,” and “Who Killed Tupac?”.
Prior to joining A&E, Tatro was Senior Vice President of East Coast Production and Development at VH1 for more than a dozen years. She had oversight of development and production for hundreds of hours of programming, including docu-soaps, reality competition and documentary series. Some of her hits include “Mob Wives,” “Love and Hip Hop,” “Hogan Knows Best,” “I Want to Work for Diddy,” and “Black Ink Crew.” Tatro and her in-house production team launched the hit “I Love the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s” franchise.
Tatro previously worked at NBC, TNT, Q2 and HBO Downtown.