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Discovery Life Channel hires Julie Meisner Eagle

Discovery Communications has promoted Julie Meisner Eagle (pictured) from exec producer to VP of production and development for the forthcoming Discovery Life Channel.
August 1, 2014

Discovery Communications has promoted Julie Meisner Eagle (pictured) from exec producer to VP of production and development for the forthcoming Discovery Life Channel.

In the new role, which is effective immediately, Meisner Eagle will serve as a senior member of the Discovery Life Channel’s content team. The channel is due to launch on January 15, 2015, replacing Discovery Fit & Health.

Meisner Eagle will contribute to strategic planning and network management, and will serve as “a core decision maker” for the new direction of the channel, according to Discovery Communications. She will be based at the company’s Silver Spring headquarters.

“We were looking for the best creative in the business to rejuvenate this brand, and the ingenuity, boldness and clear vision that Julie brings is a perfect fit for Discovery Life Channel,” said Discovery Life Channel general manager Jane Latman.

“As an award-winning producer, she has a proven track record and I’m confident that she will be able to cultivate and create content that will resonate with our viewers.”

Meisner Eagle began her tenure at Discovery in 2009 at TLC, where she served as the exec producer for series such as Sister Wives, Say Yes to the Dress, Strange Sex, and New York Ink. In 2013, she transitioned to Discovery Channel and worked on projects including Dude, You’re Screwed; Mile Wide Tornado, and Shark Week.

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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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