President, A+E Networks® Factual Division
Sharon Scott is President of the A+E Networks Factual Division, overseeing the company’s expanding, full-service, nonfiction content unit. The division comprises Category 6 MediaTM and Six West MediaTM, both unscripted production studios based out of A+E Networks in New York. Scott joined A+E Networks as Executive Vice President of Category 6 Media in 2020, and was promoted to President of the Factual Division in 2022.
Prior to joining A+E Networks, she spent 27 years at NBCUniversal where she held positions focused on nonfiction programming. Scott was President and General Manager of Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News specializing in non-scripted programming, for 11 years. Under Scott’s direction, Peacock Productions produced multiple series and specials across NBCUniversal’s platforms and in partnership with 25+ outside clients and global partners.
Before founding Peacock, she was Executive Producer and General Manager of NBC News Productions and NBC Media Productions. She was a member of the executive team at Dateline for 10 years and Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric for the show’s duration. Scott was also on the board of The Weather Company and served as the executive liaison between NBC News and The Weather Channel, with oversight of all live and long-form programming at the network.
Scott’s honors include a number of national News Emmy® awards in addition to a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of Hurricane Andrew.