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Nancy Daniels heads to Discovery Channel as EVP

Most recently SVP, production and development for TLC, Daniels oversaw the launches of Cake Boss, Sarah Palin's Alaska, The Little Couple and Sister Wives among other series.
February 9, 2011

Nancy Daniels is going to be reunited with former boss Clark Bunting as she makes the move from TLC to Discovery Channel as executive vice president, production and development.

Bunting, president and GM of Discovery Channel, had hired Daniels when she came to the West Coast office of Discovery Studios as vice president of production and development in 2007 after a stint at CBS’ alternative series department. She was subsequently upped to SVP, and then made the move to TLC in August, 2008.

“Nancy’s a brilliant television executive, and one of the sharpest nonfiction storytellers in our industry,” said Bunting in a statement. “Having hired her at Discovery Studios, I know she’s able to lead a dynamic and effective team while driving strong programming results, like she did with the comeback of American Chopper. It’ll be great having her on the Discovery Channel team.”

As SVP, production and development for TLC, Daniels oversaw the launches of Cake Boss, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, The Little Couple and Sister Wives among other series.

“Nancy and Clark are a powerhouse team,” said Eileen O’Neill, who was recently¬†upped to¬†group president, Discovery and TLC Networks. “Her proven success at TLC and ability to identify and nurture compelling real-life characters will help guide Discovery Channel to continued ratings success.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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