Amy Emmerich

Amy Emmerich

Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, Inc.
New York, United States

About me

Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women. She has more than 20 years of experience developing content and programming for brands including Refinery29, MTV Networks, Travel Channel, and Vice Media. An award-winning producer, she has a full spectrum of production and development experience across platforms, including linear television, digital video, and emerging social media.
As chief content officer since December 2015, Amy is focused on driving content strategy and expanding distribution across channels as the brand scales globally. Amy was formerly the EVP of programming at Refinery29, where she spearheaded the growth of the video department, launched dozens of original series, and helped expand the company's content offerings. She is committed to creating a dialogue with a powerful generation of women around topics that matter.
Prior to Refinery29, Emmerich served as vice president of production at Vice Media, where she contributed to launching two successful YouTube channels while organizing international creative efforts and overseeing production teams across multiple verticals. Before Vice, she was the vice president of production and development for Travel Channel, where she oversaw all network programming.
Emmerich has been recognized with numerous awards including three Emmy wins during her tenure at MTV for Outstanding Special Class Series MADE in 2007; Special Category Campaign, Translating Genocide in 2006; and Governors Award, Sudan Campaign, Translating Genocide in 2006; a Beacon Award for Sudan Campaign, Documentary Translating Genocide in 2006; and a Gracie Allen Award Winner for Outstanding Entertainment Program – Reality, Women & the Badge in 2003. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the Original Entertainment Programming category for mtvU Stand In in 2006. 


Chief Content Officer
New York, United States
December 2015 - Present (3 years)
EVP, Programming
New York, United States
December 2015 - December 2015 ()
SVP, Programming / ulive
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.
United States
September 2012 - December 2014 (2 years 3 months)
VP, Production & Development
United States
January 2012 - August 2012 (7 months)
VP / Production & Development
Travel Channel
September 2010 - January 2012 (1 year 4 months)
Sr. Director Development
August 2007 - September 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Show Runner
Red Moxie
March 2007 - June 2007 (3 months)
Hair Trauma: Half-hour reality series following the tragedy and comedy inside Lavar Hair Designs.
Supervising Producer
MTV Networks
March 2006 - February 2007 (11 months)
MADE **Emmy Award Winner**
Senior Producer
2005 - 2006 (1 year)
mtvU Programming: 24 Hour on campus network created completely for the college audience.

Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan **Emmy Award Winner** A documentary film about three student’s journey to witness the genocide in Darfur.
2004 - 2006 (2 years)
The Cathouse (11/04-2/07)
Hour reality series following prostitutes as they live and work at the Bunny Ranch brothel in Carson City, NV.
• Field produced, directed and shot multiple characters throughout the series.
Supervising Producer
MTV Networks
March 2006 - November 2006 (8 months)
Field Producer / Director
Oxygen Media
1999 - 2004 (5 years)
Real Weddings from the Knot: Half-hour documentary series following the trials and tribulations of planning a wedding. Field produced, shot, casted characters and supervised edit for 8 episodes.

Women & the Badge: Half-hour documentary series following women in law enforcement across America.Scouted, shot and co-series produced 3 seasons following woman officers in all facets of police work.

Trackers/Life in Progress/Clued In
The Isaac Mizrahi show
RDF Media
January 2003 - April 2003 (3 months)
Hour reality dating series where innovative matchmaking helped find Mr. or Mrs. Right.
•Produced a one-hour episode following a female character trying to find her Mr. Right.
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
1997 - 1999 (2 years)


Similar Talent

Vin Farrell
Global Chief Content Officer, Havas Worldwide
Havas New York
Dominique Delport
Global Managing Director & Chief Client Officer, Chairman, Vivendi Content
Havas Group
Álvaro Rodrigues
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Creative Officer
Fullpack Comunicação
Matthew Schetlick
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Geometry Global - New York HQ
John Pyne
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Geometry Global USA
Ron Berger
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer
Havas New York
Mark Feriancek
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer
Carmichael Lynch
João Livi
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Creative Officer

Create a free Talent profile and become a member of AdForum

Get Started