Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime & Investigation Network®, Military HISTORY®, LRW™ channels, as well as A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. She became A+E Networks’ third CEO in the company’s nearly 30-year history in June 2013.
Dubuc was formerly President, Entertainment and Media, A+E Networks, a role she assumed in 2012. In this position she was responsible for all content creation, brand development and marketing for the entire A+E Networks’ portfolio including A&E Network, Lifetime, HISTORY and their affiliated brands. In addition, she oversaw A+E Networks’ international and digital divisions. She was previously President and General Manager of HISTORY and Lifetime Networks.
Under her stewardship, the A+E Networks’ portfolio has two of the top five entertainment brands – HISTORY and A&E—and two of the leading women’s brands in Lifetime and LMN. In 2013, A+E Networks leads all other cable groups with 10 of the top 25 shows in adults 25-54 and 18 of the top 50 shows in adults 25-54; including the #1 nonfiction show Duck Dynasty®, the #1 new drama series Vikings and the #1 miniseries The Bible, which was watched by over 95 million people. The portfolio of hit shows also includes HISTORY’s Pawn Stars®, Swamp People®, American Pickers™; Lifetime’s Project Runway®, Dance Moms® and The Client List™; and A&E’s Storage Wars® and Bates Motel™.
Since 2007, HISTORY has secured its place as an unparalleled leader in the media marketplace with six consecutive years of unprecedented growth. With its slate of original programming, HISTORY is the #3 cable network in adults 25-54 and in the top five among all cable networks in adults 18-49, year to date. HISTORY has more hit series averaging over 1 million adults 25-54 impressions than any other network in cable. In May 2012, Dubuc oversaw the highest-rated miniseries in cable history, the multi-Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys™.
Dubuc has also spearheaded the resurgence of Lifetime as a premiere entertainment brand, introducing an iconic new look and tagline, “Your life. Your time.®”, while propelling its original programming to ratings success. Under Dubuc’s leadership, Lifetime has seen double-digit ratings and demo growth with the launch of new nonfiction and drama series. In addition, Lifetime is undergoing a renaissance in the original movie genre with A-list talent and powerhouse films Steel Magnolias, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and Prosecuting Casey Anthony.
Among her many honors, Ms. Dubuc was named by Multichannel News and WICT as a 2007 Wonder Woman; The Hollywood Reporter annually names her to their Power 100: Top Women in Entertainment, and Variety featured her in their annual Women’s Impact Report. In 2007, she received the Preserve America Presidential Award, the highest national award for historic preservation achievement, for HISTORY’s Save Our History®initiative.
Prior to her tenure at HISTORY, Ms. Dubuc was Senior Vice President, Programming for A&E Network. Ms. Dubuc began her career at A+E Networks as Director, Historical Programming for HISTORY.