Senior Vice President, Development
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Cori Abraham is Senior Vice President, Development for Oxygen Media.
Previously, Abraham was Vice President, Development and Original Programming for Bravo where she oversaw Bravo's East and West Coast Development teams. She was responsible for all of the network's development, including over 30 pilots, casting and presentation reels and oversight of many first cycle series. She has also served as an Executive Producer on some of Bravo's most successful series including the Emmy-winning "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List." Abraham was instrumental in the development of a number of buzz-worthy projects recently greenlit by Bravo, including "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and a docu-series following designer Rosie Pope entitled "Pregnant In Heels." Recently, Abraham added oversight of all of Bravo's scripted series development to her duties.
Abraham joined Bravo in 2004 and since that time has developed several series and specials including last summer's "NYC Prep" and the much-talked-about upcoming series starring Bethenny Frankel, "Bethenny's Getting Married?." Abraham has developed all of Bravo's original stand-up specials with Kathy Griffin, including the Emmy nominated "Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut A Bitch" and "Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell."
Prior to Bravo, Abraham was Director of Development and Executive Producer at VH1, where she oversaw creative and production logistics and evaluated program pitches. Her VH1 credits include the series "Totally Obsessed" and "True Spin," as well as specials "Driven Presents: Stage Moms" and "Bootcamp: Showgirls." In addition, Abraham spent three years at FX as the Director of Comedy Development. In that role, she developed original scripted comedy and reality programming, and worked with many high profile executive producers including Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Moore and Howard Stern. Her accomplishments there include the Emmy-nominated "Lucky," starring John Corbett and the Howard Stern-produced series "Son of the Beach."
Earlier in her career, Abraham worked at Comedy Central as a Development Coordinator, from 1997-1999, where she read and evaluated program submissions. There, she played a role in the development of the network's two most popular series at the time -- "Strangers With Candy" and "The Upright Citizen's Brigade."
Abraham graduated from University of Wisconsin with two bachelor degrees -- one in communications arts and the other in theatre arts. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
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