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Hunnicutt, Woodard exit Nat Geo

National Geographic Channel's senior VP of global development and production Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt (pictured) and VP of development and production Kim Woodard have both left the U.S. network, realscreen has learned.
October 12, 2012

National Geographic Channel’s senior VP of global development and production Bridget Whalen Hunnicutt (pictured) and VP of development and production Kim Woodard have both left the U.S. network, realscreen has learned.

Hunnicutt and Woodard departed before the restructuring announced three weeks ago that saw Noel Siegel hired as senior VP of production and development, Lynn Sadofsky upped to VP of that department, and Robert Palumbo brought on as an exec producer.

Although their departures were not made public at the time, a Nat Geo spokeswoman and Hunnicutt both confirmed the exits to realscreen.

“I do have other plans and I will be announcing them in the next month or two,” Hunnicutt told realscreen.

During her eight-year tenure at Nat Geo, Hunnicutt spearheaded a development team that produced titles including Locked Up Abroad and Wicked Tuna. Prior to joining NGC in 2004, she was director of development at Michael Hoff Productions.

Woodard, meanwhile, joined NGC in July last year. Prior to that, she served as senior exec producer and exec in charge of National Geographic Television’s New York production office since 2006, supervising titles including Border Wars, Alaska Wing Men and Inside Guantanamo.

 

With files from Kelly Anderson.

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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