Discovery Channel has named veteran television executive Stephanie Angelides its new VP of development.
In this role, Angelides, who most recently served as president of Leftfield Entertainment’s Riot Creative, will help guide the network’s strategic planning, content direction and execute programming strategies through the development process. Angelides is based in New York and will report to Denise Contis, EVP of production and development for Discovery.
“I’m thrilled to have Stephanie as part of the Discovery team. She is incredibly talented and has deep development experience working on a wide variety of programming across both traditional and digital platforms,” Contis said in a statement confirming the appointment.
At Riot Creative, Angelides produced programming for multiple networks and platforms, including NatGeo Wild and Snapchat. During her tenure at Leftfield, she also served as the creative director of partnerships for LFE/ITVE and helped to bolster the development slates at companies within the portfolio.
Previously, she served as senior VP of development for Optomen Productions where she developed more than 200 hours of programming for such cable outlets as Discovery, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, NatGeo, as well as scripted content for MTV. She has also served as senior VP of development at One Potato Two Potato, the company behind Fox’s Hotel Hell. There, she also developed series for Bravo, Food Network and ITV.