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NGC development exec Shannon Malone joins Wag TV

Former director of development for National Geographic Channel will drive the British company's expansion in the United States in its new Washington DC office.
January 30, 2012

London-based prodco Wag TV has officially announced that former National Geographic Channel director of development Shannon MaloneĀ is heading up its new Washington DC office as VP of development.

Malone, who has also worked in production at NGC and Discovery Networks, will drive the company’s expansion in the United States. Wag is behind series such as How Do They Do It?, Ancient X-Files, X-Machines and Factory Lines.

“We make most of our shows for U.S. broadcasters so it makes sense to build a base there. Shannon is well-known and much admired in the industry so she’s a real catch,” said Wag managing director Martin Durkin. “She will be driving aggressive expansion in the U.S. for us.”

“I’m thrilled to have joined such a remarkable and creative team,” said Malone. “I’ve known Wag TV for years and truly look forward to expanding their footprint even further in the U.S. marketplace.”

About The Author
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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