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Etkind named GM of Destination America

Marc Etkind (pictured) has been promoted from senior VP of content strategy to general manager of Discovery Communications-owned cable net Destination America.
June 5, 2013

Marc Etkind (pictured) has been promoted from senior VP of content strategy to general manager of Discovery Communications-owned cable net Destination America.

In the newly expanded role, Etkind will lead all business strategy, programming, development, production and cross-platform promotion for the network, while continuing to report to Henry Schleiff, group president for Investigation Discovery, Destination America and Military Channel.

“Marc has been an incredible leader and partner as we grow the first and only network devoted to the people, places and, most of all, stories of the United States,” said Schleiff.

“The success of Destination America is due, in large part, to Marc’s incredible passion for the brand and the sense of fun he and his team have created throughout the programming, marketing and look of the network.”

As senior VP of content strategy, Etkind oversaw the development and production of shows including BBQ Pitmasters, Hillbilly Blood, EPIC, Buying Alaska, A Haunting, Monsters & Mysteries in America, United States of Bacon and the upcoming King of Thrones, Mountain Monsters, Buying the Bayou and Last Call Food Brawl.

Etkind first joined Discovery Communications in 2007, as VP of development for Animal Planet.

 

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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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