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.