Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin

Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin

Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin

SVP, Unscripted Series Paramount Media Networks

As a senior female Hollywood executive at MTV Entertainment Studios, is a force behind some of the biggest reality shows in television, including The Real World Homecoming franchise on Paramount+, MTV’s Catfish and VH1’s juggernaut series Love & Hip Hop, among others.

 

A champion of diversity and inclusion both in front of and behind the camera, Pendelton served as the executive producer of The Real World Homecoming, reuniting the original cast and continuing the progressive conversations and culturally resonant stories that the series is recognized for, including addressing the Black Lives Matter movement as well as equal rights for Women and LGBTQ+ communities. She also served as the executive producer of Season 8 of MTV’s Are You The One?, which won a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Reality Program for having the first all gender-fluid cast. The season not only was groundbreaking for the franchise and reality TV, but also for how the LGTBQ+ community was represented in media.

 

Raised in New York, Pendelton danced for most of her life and studied at the Dance Theater of Harlem. She went into production work after college, cutting her chops in production roles and as a writer/producer on MTV’s early programming Spring Break and The Beach House, before going on to become a successful executive at several networks including AMC and NBCU. She returned to MTV in 2017 where she has remained since.

 

In 2021, Pendelton was recognized as one of the most powerful women in media by Cablefax.