Apple TV+ has hired former Spotify exec Erika Clarke and ex Lifetime executive Colleen Grogan for its unscripted team.

The US-based pair will both be Unscripted Creative Executives and will report to head of docs and unscripted Molly Thompson who joined in 2019.

Clarke co led Spotify’s in house podcast studio and before that spent a decade at MTV.

Grogan was most recently at Hot Snakes Media as senior VP of development and before that was at Lifetime.

The hires follow that of former BBC controller of factual commissioning, Alison Kirkham, who joined Apple TV+last summer, taking responsibility for non-scripted series and films. She reports into Jay Hunt, Apple TV+ creative director for Europe.

Jon Creamer