Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and H2™, as well as A+E Studios®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital®, A&E Indie Films® and A+E Networks Consumer Products®. She became A+E Networks’ third CEO in the company’s nearly 30-year history in June 2013. The company is now in over 330 million households in more than 180 territories and across a multitude of platforms. In September 2014, Dubuc oversaw A+E Networks’ acquisition of a 10% stake in Vice Media.
Under her stewardship, the A+E Networks portfolio has two of the top ten entertainment brands – HISTORY and A&E– and two of the leading women’s brands in Lifetime and LMN. In 2014, A+E Networks leads all other cable groups with 5 of the top 25 shows in adults 25-54 and 12 of the top 50 shows in adults 25-54. A+E Networks’ portfolio of hit shows includes HISTORY’s Vikings™, Pawn Stars®, Swamp People® and American Pickers™; Lifetime’s Devious Maids, Project Runway® and Dance Moms®; A&E’s Duck Dynasty® and Bates Motel™ and FYI’s breakout hit Married at First Sight ™.
During her 15 year tenure at A+E Networks as producer, programmer and network executive, Dubuc has received multiple Emmy® awards and nominations. For the last two years, Fortune Magazine has named Dubuc one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. The Hollywood Reporter has annually named her one of the Top Five Most Powerful on their Power 100 Top Women in Entertainment list and Variety has consistently 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. A graduate of Boston University, Dubuc received a Distinguished Alumni Award from their College of Communications in 2013.