HBO's documentary chief, Sheila Nevins, leaving network

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, Sheila Nevins attends the world premiere screening of HBO's "Becoming Warren Buffett" at The Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Nevins, who has run HBO's documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early in 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Sheila Nevins, HBO's documentary chief for 38 years, says she'll leave the network early next year

NEW YORK — The woman who has run HBO's documentary unit for 38 years and has been a key gatekeeper in the making of its nonfiction films says she will be stepping down early next year.

Sheila Nevins has worked on productions that have won 32 Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards and 26 Academy Awards.

She told The New York Times that she'll be leaving but will continue to work on some leftover projects for HBO.

The 78-year-old said she is also considering a radio show and a book.

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