Robert Wimbish has been elevated to senior director, programming, HGTV, reporting directly to Loren Ruch, group senior vice-president.
Wimbish brought the idea of purchasing the Brady Bunch house to the HGTV team and, since then, has been instrumental in cementing the breathtaking early success of the project, taking it from conception to renovation and replication.
He also has been instrumental in the development and production of many of HGTV’s high-profile special event series including Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and several of their home giveaway programs.
Wimbish originally joined the company in 2005 a as member of the business affairs team before making the move to programming in 2016.
With 30 years of experience in the TV industry — from news to production and later producer of top programming for CMT — Wimbish is credited with bringing the Property Brothers to HGTV along with several other series that appear on many of HGTV’s networks.
He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in communication.
He is the son of Carlyle and Jo Wimbish of South Boston.