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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.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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