Vice President, Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming A&E/BIO Channel/Crime & Investigation Network
Laura Fleury is Vice President of Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming at A&E Network. In this position, she plays a senior role in the development and production of nonfiction series and specials for A&E, Bio Channel and The Crime & Investigation Network. She has developed, launched and currently serves as Executive Producer for many of A&E’s most critically-acclaimed and top-rated series including THE FIRST 48, RUNAWAY SQUAD, PARKING WARS, MANHUNTERS: FUGITIVE TASK FORCE™ and CRIME 360™. She is currently developing several new series for launch in 2010 and beyond, as well as a number of pilots. She also has developed and executive-produced new series for The BIO Channel, including I SURVIVED…™ which launched as the #1 series in the history of the BIO Channel, as well as THE INTERROGATORS™ launched in 2009. She has also developed and produced numerous specials for AETN.
In her previous roles as Senior Director, and prior to that, Director, Documentary Programming at A&E Network, she developed, launched and executive-produced several documentary series and specials to ratings and critical acclaim including 2-time Emmy-nominated Cold Case Files™, SWAT, Minute-by-Minute, American Justice, Parole Board, Investigative Reports, Makeover Mamas, The Real Story, The Point and The Hunt. Awards include the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award in 2002, and numerous Emmy nominations. Prior to that, Ms. Fleury served as a Supervising Producer for a number of A&E’s documentary specials and series, including A&E’s very first ‘real-life series’, LA Detectives, as well as Biography®, The New Explorers, Sea Tales, Treasure!, The Unexplained, Inside Story, The Planets and One-on-One with David Frost among others. Prior to joining A&E, Ms. Fleury worked in independent film production on scripted and unscripted films, including the award-winning documentaries BROTHER’S KEEPER and PARADISE LOST. She is a 2008-2009 graduate of WICT’s (Women in Cable Telecommunications) prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class 18.