Al Jazeera America is adding more reporters to its ranks, this time building out new documentary and sports units. The docs unit will be led by Kathy Davidov as senior EP and Cynthia Kane as senior producer. Davidov joins AJAM from Nat Geo Television, where she was executive VP of production, while Kane comes from ITVS.
AJAM’s sports unit will be helmed by Neal Scarbrough as senior EP and Jeff Green as EP. Scarbrough comes from Comcast, where he was VP of digital media for Versus (now NBC Sports Network), and previously served as the head of AOL’s sports unit. Green is a holdover from Current TV, where he was supervising producer of special events,. he was previously involved in the launch of the YES Network. AJAM will launch a weekly sports show by the end of the year, with a weekend sports program planned for 2014.
More on both units, below.