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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
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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