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Jane Latman named GM of Discovery Fit & Health

Jane Latman (pictured) has been promoted to general manager of U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health, effective immediately, replacing Nancy Daniels, who moved to become GM of TLC last fall.
March 13, 2014

Jane Latman (pictured) has been promoted to general manager of U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health, effective immediately, replacing Nancy Daniels, who moved to become GM of TLC last fall.

Latman will retain her responsibilities as senior VP of development for Investigation Discovery (ID), and will report to Henry Schleiff, the group president for ID, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health.

In her role as ID’s chief development executive, she will continue to work for Kevin Bennett, general manager of ID and American Heroes Channel.

“As head of our creative pipeline and an integral member of the leadership team at ID, Jane has a demonstrated track record of developing a vision for an emerging brand and championing that vision both internally and with the creative community,” said Schleiff in a statement.

“Jane’s passion for ID has helped it grow from the number 50 network for women to the number three network today, and I look forward to working with her to develop Discovery Fit & Health into a growth engine for Discovery Communications.”

The promotion comes after Daniels, Discovery Fit & Health’s previous general manager, moved in September to take the reins at Discovery Communications’ sister network TLC.

It also comes after Discovery Communications last month re-aligned the leadership for its U.S. network portfolio, with Schleiff taking over control of Discovery Fit & Health from Eileen O’Neill.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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