New head of factual at ITV Studios

16 February, 2015 by Press Release

Leading production executive Karen Dewey has joined ITV Studios Australia in the new position of Head of Reality and Factual.

She joins ITV as the company is underway on the first Australian series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which premiered on Network Ten this month.


Karen’s first assignment in her new role is on location in South Africa, working on the international hit reality format – which is broadcasting live from the South African jungle five nights a week.

Karen comes to ITV after seven years at the Nine Network where she also headed up reality and factual, leading the network’s creative team on top programs including Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice and RPA.

Prior to her time at Nine, Karen was an executive producer for seven years at Network Seven. Co-creator and executive producer of My Restaurant Rules, she also worked on a raft of hit shows including Harry’s Practice, Medical Emergency and Hot Property.

“Having an executive of Karen’s calibre join ITV is what I’d describe as a ‘great get’,” ITV Studios Australia Managing Director, Anita Jacoby, said. “Our strong team just got stronger.”

Karen Dewey started in her new role on February 9.