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Discovery Communications realigns network portfolio leadership

Under the new structure, effective immediately, Eileen O'Neill (left) will manage Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity, while Marjorie Kaplan (center) will add TLC to her management duties and Henry Schleiff (right) will add Discovery Fit & Health to his roster of networks.
February 27, 2014

Discovery Communications has realigned the management of its network portfolio.

Under the new structure, effective immediately, group president Eileen O’Neill (left) will manage Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity, while group president Marjorie Kaplan (center) will oversee TLC and Animal Planet and Henry Schleiff (right) will add Discovery Fit & Health to his roster of networks, including Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and the recently rebranded American Heroes Channel.

Science Channel general manager Debbie Myers and Velocity general manager Bob Scanlon, who reported to Kaplan previously, now report to O’Neill, while TLC general manager Nancy Daniels, who originally reported to O’Neill when TLC was under her management, now reports to Kaplan.

In a statement, Discovery Communications president and CEO David Zaslav called O’Neill, Kaplan and Schleiff “among the finest creative leaders in the media business today” and added: “I am confident, under their continued leadership, Discovery’s U.S. network portfolio will continue to grow market share, produce world-class content and fuel our international growth for years to come.”

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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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