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KIM M.

WILLIAMSON
New York, NY 10040  917-882-5746  k3williamson@gmail.com

DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENT
Highly accomplished Director Lifestyle Programming Development with 20+ years combined experience
in non-fiction cable television content development and programming, current program management,
live news broadcasting. Proven track record of conceptualizing and executing successful primetime
television shows. Demonstrated ability to direct and collaborate with a diverse group of people for
optimal performance, creativity, and efficiency. Visionary leader committed to budget and deadline
management.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Lifestyle Television Programming & Development ● Live News Broadcasting ● Field Producing
Script Writing & Editing ● Post Production ● Staff Supervision & Training ● Budget Management
Negotiations ● Cross-Functional Collaboration ● Current Programming Development ● Talent
Management & Communication
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FOOD NETWORK/COOKING CHANNEL, New York, NY
Director, Prime Time Programming & Development, 2004-2013
 Produced 20 seasons of the top-rated Food Network series Chopped, as well as various other Emmy
Award-winning culinary programs.
 Supervised and guided all aspects of series, specials, and original commissioned non-fiction lifestyle
programming for two networks — Food Network and Cooking Channel. Reviewed and approved
concepts, outlines, scripts and rough-cuts, and guided creative in post-production. Managed budgets
and contracts, worked closely with talent agents. Approved production talent and design work for
on-air graphics content.
 Developed current programming objectives designed to evolve and refresh multiple long-running
series.
 Collaborated with colleagues to create new formats for daytime shows, prime time series, and
specials. Also worked closely with digital group to develop convergent programming platforms,
many of which directly correlated with on-air performances and web page view traffic.
 Oversaw legal and business affairs department efforts relating to development of talent and
production company contracts. Managed content direction of press, promotion, advertising sales
and marketing, both on-air and online.
 Conceptualized and developed non-fiction pilots, series, and specials, to be presented for discussion
phase with senior executives.
Key Accomplishments:
 Heavily contributed to the success of Chopped, which continues to hold up to no less than 25% of the
Food Network prime time programming schedule.
 Directed targeted network programming strategy, resulting in five highly rated successful stunts
related to Chopped: Chopped Champions, Chopped All-Stars, Chopped Grill Masters, Chopped Teens,
and Chopped Tournament of Stars.
 Raised the diversity profile on-air by 30%, achieving network goals to increase diversity and cultural
sensitivity.
 Developed strong relationships with outside producers and vendors.
 Served as the executive in charge of award-winning programming, including the following: Chopped
– James Beard Award 2012 Best Television Show In-Studio or Fixed Location; Grill It! – Daytime
Emmy Outstanding Culinary Program 2008-09; Barbecue Addiction – Daytime Emmy Outstanding
Culinary Program 2012; and Chopped – Cable Fax Award Best Reality/Competition/Game Show
Honorable Mention 2013.


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CBS NEWS/NETWORK, New York, NY, 1994-2004
Producer – The Early Show/CBS This Morning, 1996-2004
 Produced lifestyle, features, and breaking news segments. Supervised a direct staff of eight,
coordinating employee efforts and responsibilities for optimal performance and efficiency.
 Executed feature stories for presidential primary and election coverage. Produced enterprising
breaking news for key events, including September 11, 2001, JFK Jr. Plane Crash, Oklahoma City
Bombing, and O.J. Simpson Trial.
 Supervised and created assignments for interns to guide them in gaining practical work experience.
Key Accomplishments:
 Produced CBS News on September 11, 2001, which led to an Emmy nomination.
 Developed operating procedures that increased efficiency of in-studio production.
 Produced lifestyle features, cooking demonstrations, fashion, and home improvement segments for
high-profile guest and weekly contributors: Chef Bobby Flay, Martha Stewart, and Bob Villa.

Producer – CBS Sports Olympic Winter Games, 1994 & 1998
 Managed the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games coverage, in Nagano, Japan, and Lillehammer,
Norway, respectively, for CBS This Morning.
 Produced remote, in-studio, and videotaped sports features, celebrity profiles, and music segments.
 Conceived Olympic feature stories, wrote scripts, and supervised editing of videotaped packages.
Supervised translators throughout Olympic coverage.
Key Accomplishments:
 Received an Emmy nomination for CBS Sports/17
th
Olympic Winter Games.
 Effectively managed live broadcasts’ international satellite feeds from Olympic venues to New York.

Previous positions include Producer/Associate Producer – Medical Unit, Researcher, and Assistant
Producer for CBS News/Network.

EDUCATION
 UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Leadership Development Program, Anderson School of
Management
 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School
of Public Communications
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, L Patrick Mellon Mentoring Program,
Mentor
 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Eastern Region / E3 Leadership Development Program
Task Force
 Scripps Networks Interactive, Diversity Task Force, Content Pillar Team
 Scripps Networks Interactive, Media Diversity Panelist & Speaker
 Writers Guild of America East, Member