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SteveCheskinSteve Cheskin joined Reelz in April of 2013. He is responsible for program development, production, scheduling and acquisitions at the network. Reelz concentrates on contemporary documentary storytelling focusing on topics with connections to Hollywood/movies and/or celebrities. Reelz has doubled it's amount of original programming in the last 3 years with over 200 hours of original hours scheduled in 2018. The network has achieved record ratings growth during this time with shows like Autopsy: The Last Hours of..., Behind Closed Doors, The Real Story of..., Collision Course, Murder Made Me Famous, Scandal Made Me Famous and Copycat Killers.

Prior to joining REELZ, Steve was the Executive Vice President of Programming at TLC. During his time there TLC led all cable networks in successful launches of new series. Programs developed during this period include Sister Wives, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Sarah Palin's Alaska and Extreme Couponing. Before TLC, Cheskin was the Senior Vice President of Programing at WEtv. Under Cheskin’s leadership, the network significantly increased its original programming including hits Bridezillas, The Locator and My Fair Wedding. Delivery in the network's primary demographics increased over 100% by the time he left the network.

Previously, Steve worked for Discovery Communications for 18 years. Beginning his career at The Discovery Channel, Cheskin created Shark Week, which has been inducted into the cable marketing hall of fame. Moving to TLC Cheskin became Vice President of Programming. During this period, programs including Trauma, Junkyard Wars andTrading Spaces were developed and helped build the network into one of cables top performers. He then became General Manager of the Travel Channel where the network quickly became one of the fastest growing networks both in ratings and distribution. The network’s hit series The World Poker Tour helped launch the nationwide poker craze.

AprilChunkoApril Chunko is an investigative news and documentary photographer. Over the course of her 12 year career, she has earned multiple awards telling people's stories. She has covered a wide range of events, from the 2009 World Series and the Sandusky trial, to the Baltimore riots and 2015 Papal visit. April currently works with Seven on Your Side, an investigative unit with ABC7. In 2017, her work on a story about a potential link between textured breast implants and a rare form of lymphoma led to the FDA releasing new recommendations to health care providers. Most recently, she worked on a seven month investigation which uncovered Phenobarbital in certain dog foods that led to companies pulling specific brand name products off the shelves. Before coming to Seven on your Side, she was a general assignment photojournalist and editor for WUSA 9, in Washington, DC.

SaraCorkernSara Corkern is an Atlanta-based writer and cinematographer. She’s worked in the film and television industry for several years and her work has screened all over the country. Sara teaches cinematography, screenwriting, and film production at Western Kentucky University.

BobCostantiniBob Costantini joined Westwood One from NBC News Radio. His career includes reporting for Fox News Channel, Tribune Television, and CNN Radio. He has covered the White House and Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, and the political game. Bob has also covered many other major stories out of Washington over the years, and was in the Roosevelt Room at the White House when President Clinton made his famous finger-wagging denial about Monica Lewinsky.

ChristopherCruiseChristopher Cruise anchors radio newscasts on the Voice of America and on the Westwood One Radio Network. He also anchored on the CNN Radio Network, CNN Headline News, and was an Army broadcaster.

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