Veteran television programming executive Lee Gaither has distinguished himself as an expert in targeted programming and development for audiences ranging from preschool to primetime. Over the past fifteen years, Gaither has successfully developed programming strategies that span both cable and broadcast television and capitalize on unique business and production models. As executive vice president of Simmons Lathan Media Group, Gaither currently heads all development and production for all content areas, which includes broadcast, cable, syndication, mobile, and broadband.
Before joining Simmons Lathan Media Group, Gaither helped launch and brand Comcast and Radio One's TV ONE lifestyle channel as head of programming. Prior to that, Gaither worked at NBC Entertainment as vice president, teen and family programs. In 2001, Gaither became vice president, primetime programming & strategy at NBC. In addition, he assisted in the programming, strategy, and synergy for NBC's acquisition of Telemundo, Mun2, Pax, Bravo, and Universal Studios. Gaither has also held positions at ABC, Disney Channel, Fox, and USA Networks.