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Gena McCarthy exits Discovery

Gena McCarthy, senior VP of development and production at Discovery Channel, has resigned from the cabler.
December 11, 2009

Gena McCarthy, senior VP of development and production at Discovery Channel, has resigned from the cabler. McCarthy had been an exec producer on such Discovery staples as Ice Road Truckers, Dirty Jobs and MythBusters. Most recently, upon returning to Discovery as VP of development and current programming in 2008 after a stint at WE tv, she had brought shows such as Time Warp to the channel. There’s no word yet on where she’s headed next. At present, Elli Hakami, VP program development for the West Coast, is the acting head of development.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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