Destination America makes key promotions
Michelle Clancy
| 11 October 2014
Destination America has promoted Sara Helman to vice president of development and production, and Caroline Perez to vice president of production and development for the network.

Helman will continue to oversee development for Destination America’s programming and Perez will continue to oversee production for the network’s top series. Both will assist in the creation of programming initiatives.

“We can finally reveal the secret behind the success of the network," said Marc Etkind, general manager for Destination America. “There are no two more deserving individuals who have truly helped shape and mould the incredible growth that Destination America has experienced.”

Helman joined Destination America in 2013 as senior director of production and development, responsible for the creation and production of the network’s hit series Buying the Bayou and Amish Haunting, and the upcoming series Ghost Stalkers. Prior to coming to Destination America, she worked at Food Network and Cooking Channel as director of programming.

In 2011, Perez joined Destination America as director of production and development, executive producing various series like Mountain Monsters and Railroad Alaska. Before joining Destination America, she worked as director of production for TLC and executive-produced Four Weddings and DC Cupcakes. Prior to TLC, Perez served as the director of development and production at VH1.

Destination America launched in May 2012 celebrating the people, places and stories of the United States. Since launch, the network has experienced 12 consecutive quarters of year-on-year delivery gains in primetime among those aged 2 to 54 and has ranked among cable’s top five fastest-growing networks.