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Portfolio recruits for factual

Canada-based Portfolio Entertainment has hired Jennifer Bragg as director, factual and lifestyle development.

Jennifer BraggThe hire comes as Portfolio expands from kids into factual and Bragg will run the factual division the company set up in 2014.

Amy Manchester Borg had filled the role but left Portfolio last year, since when the position has been vacant.

Bragg (pictured) will have responsibility for development across factual, reality and lifestyle programming at Toronto-based Portfolio.

She will report to Joy Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Portfolio, who said: “[Jennifer] brings wide-ranging experience in unscripted content that is augmented by her passion and vast knowledge in emerging trends, pop culture, social media and the digital marketplace.”

“With over two decades of experience in factual programming through our distribution division, Portfolio’s recent foray into factual content production is a natural extension of our business and this appointment will help us grow and strengthen our position in this space.”

Bragg has been a freelance development specialist and writer as well as a development exec at US cable net Fusion.