After moving to Los Angeles one day after graduating from Harvard, Dionne began her career at MTV, casting multiple seasons of the hit show Dismissed followed by Becoming and Wanna Come In. She went on to cast music videos for Usher, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys and more, before shifting her focus to production, working on projects ranging from HGTV’s Designed to Sell to David LaChapelle’s film RIZE. After a brief stint at Jamie Foxx’s production company Foxx-King, Dionne eventually landed at OWN where she was a part of the programming and development team that launched the network. She spent the next 3 years learning the ins and outs of development before leaving to join Jesse Collins Entertainment in 2012.
At JCE, Dionne rose through the ranks on tentpoles & specials including BET Honors, ABFF Honors, Dear Mama, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, UNCF: An Evening of Stars & Rip the Runway. In 2015, noticing an opportunity to grow the business, she built JCE’s development department from the ground up, expanding the company’s slate & scope. Today, as VP of development, Dionne is responsible for identifying, developing and producing both unscripted & scripted content. In her current role, Dionne helped to bring the hit mini-series The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story to life on BET, along with the series American Soul now in its 2nd season. She also developed and executive produced Hip Hop Squares on VH1 and Nashville Squares on CMT. Most recently, she developed and co-executive produced the critically-acclaimed Netflix hit series Rhythm + Flow.
Dionne is a 3-time NAACP Image Award winner, an executive member of Women In Film, and a member of the Paley Media Council. She currently serves on the board of the non-profit Minds Matter in Los Angeles whose mission is to help high-performing, low-income students achieve their dreams of a college education.