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Heather Moran upped at Nat Geo Channel

Most recently SVP of global programming and strategic development, Moran now moves into the role of EVP, programming and strategy for the Washington-headquartered cable network.
July 18, 2013

Heather Moran, most recently SVP of global programming and strategic development for National Geographic Channel (NGC), has been upped to the role of EVP, programming and strategy.

In the new role, she’ll be responsible for overseeing the Washington-headquartered cable net’s programming, strategy and content, as well as production. Previously, she was responsible for developing the programming and scheduling strategy for NGC, National Geographic Channels International, and Nat Geo Wild.

Prior to joining NGC in 2005, Moran had served as VP of programming at Style, and from 2000 to 2002, as director of programming at TLC.

The EVP of programming role at NGC was previously held by Michael Cascio, who left the post at the end of May.

Brad Dancer, currently SVP, audience and business development for NGC and Nat Geo Wild, is also taking on a new role – that of SVP, programming planning and research for the networks.

Both Moran and Dancer will continue to report to NGC president Howard T. Owens.

“Since my first day at the channel, it was clear that Heather and Brad both had their pulse on the potential of our channel brand, and knew what we needed to do to cement our network as the leader in non-fiction entertainment,” said Owens in a statement. “With their partnership, we are poised to continue our incredible momentum.”

“Heather and Brad are both key members of the senior team at National Geographic Channels, and these new roles not only recognize their valuable contribution to the networks’ growth, but also continue to position them as leaders within the industry,” said NGC CEO David Lyle.

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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