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Michael Cascio has left his role as vice president of cable programming development for NBC News to become the new executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet. Cascio replaces Clark Bunting, who was appointed head of the Discovery Channel in April. Cascio had been with NBC News since December 1999; prior to that he was the senior vice president of programming for A&E.
May 3, 2001

Michael Cascio has left his role as vice president of cable programming development for NBC News to become the new executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet. Cascio replaces Clark Bunting, who was appointed head of the Discovery Channel in April. Cascio had been with NBC News since December 1999; prior to that he was the senior vice president of programming for A&E.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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