National Geographic Channels has promoted Geoff Daniels to the role of executive VP and general manager of Nat Geo Wild.
He previously served as senior VP of the wildlife network and oversaw its launch in March 2010. Since then, he has commissioned more than 150 hours of original programming that has aired internationally, including ‘Big Cat Week’ and series such as The Incredible Doctor Pol and The Dog Whisperer starring Cesar Millan.
The channel is available in 56 million homes and airs in 90 countries and 28 languages globally.
“Geoff has done an excellent job of growing Nat Geo Wild since its launch and establishing the network’s distinct, vibrant personality in wildlife programming, which viewers have embraced,” said David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S. and global programming.
“This announcement recognizes the leadership and talent he is bringing to the network.”
Prior to joining Nat Geo Wild, Daniels was senior VP of development and production for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) where he produced nearly 400 hours of factual programming and directed series such as Seconds From Disaster, Mega Structures and Air Crash Investigation. He also managed NGCI’s editorial relationship with strategic coproduction and output partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Before that he was director of development for National Geographic Television & Film.