Jill Dickerson, who has served as Vice President of programming and development at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network since 2009, is a highly respected television executive and producer who has helped launch and oversee a slate of successful programs at the network, including “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” “Deion’s Family Playbook” and “Flex & Shanice.” Ms. Dickerson actively collaborates with producers in the development of nonfiction programming, and supervises editorial management of outside production.
Ms. Dickerson brings nearly a decade of experience in reality programming to OWN. Before joining the network, she was consulting producer and head writer for the Sydney, Hollywood and Brooklyn seasons of MTV’s longest running reality series “The Real World,” where she was responsible for developing all storylines and overseeing structure and editing of the groundbreaking show.
Previously Ms. Dickerson served as series producer for TLC’s “Miami Ink,” supervising producer for the hit VH-1 series “My Fair Brady,” co-executive producer on “Venus & Serena: For Real,” the reality series about tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, supervising story producer for the premiere seasons of ABC series “The Bachelorette,” “The Mole," “Love Test” and “Making the Band;" and senior story editor for CBS’ “Big Brother.” Her other work for MTV included “Surf Girls,” which shaped stories about female surf culture and “The Real World: Hawaii” where she got her start as a story editor.
Ms. Dickerson holds an MFA in Culture & Media from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: Jill Dickerson, OWN (3:00pm-3:30pm)