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.