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Discovery ups Christo Doyle

The 12-year Discovery veteran and Gold Rush Aftershow host (pictured) will head up the U.S. cable network's leading programs in his new role.
May 22, 2012

Discovery Channel has promoted managing executive producer Christo Doyle (pictureD) to vice-president executive producer.

In his new role, Doyle will oversee the U.S. cable network’s leading programs and be based out of the company’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

A 12-year veteran of Discovery, he has executive produced several series including American Chopper, Flying Wild Alaska, Miami Ink and Gold Rush, as well as hosted the Gold Rush Aftershow, an online companion piece that migrated to television.

“Christo has guided some of our biggest hits,” said Nancy Daniels, Discovery Channel exec VP of production and development, in a statement. “Discovery is fortunate to have his steady hand and keen eye in bringing the best programming and talent to our air.”

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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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