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OXYGEN MEDIA APPOINTS SHANON SMITH AS VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS

New York, NY – October 24, 2016 - Oxygen Media has named Shanon Smith as Vice President, Production and Operations, it was announced today by David O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Production and Operations, Lifestyle Networks to whom she will report. Based in Los Angeles, Smith will manage the production of all original series and specials for Oxygen’s slate of programing.

“Shanon is a well-respected executive with an excellent reputation in the industry,” said David O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Production and Operations, Lifestyle Networks. “She brings strong leadership qualities and a great sense of strategic planning that are sure to make her a valuable asset to the team.”

Smith was previously Executive Vice President of Production & Operations at Twofour America, where she oversaw production, finance and operations on multiple series featured on History, Discovery, ABC, Lifetime and more. Smith started at E! Entertainment as a line producer in 2005 before becoming the Director of Production Management for E! Entertainment International, G4 Network and Style Network, where she managed 30 shows including “American Ninja Warrior,” “Dr. 90210” and E! News in France, Italy and Asia. She then went on to OWN as the Executive Director of Production, where she oversaw all third party productions.

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About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that targets young, multicultural women. The network’s relevant and engaging content reflects how real women with real stories see the world – vibrant, optimistic and bold. Oxygen is the destination where women can come together across multiple platforms to have fun and encourage each other through their individual and collective journeys. The growing network’s unscripted original programming includes “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” “The Prancing Elites Project,” “Like A Boss,” “Quit Your Day Job” and the popular “Preachers” franchise. Available in over 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

Oxygen Media Contacts:

Chloe Ellers

818-684-1441

Chloe.Ellers@nbcuni.com

Rebecca Boswell

818-684-2510

Rebecca.Boswell@nbcuni.com