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Jane Latman moves up at Discovery

Discovery Communications has expanded Destination America exec Jane Latman‘s role to include sister networks Investigation Discovery (ID) and American Heroes Channel as executive VP of development and research. Latman will retain ...
December 1, 2016

Discovery Communications has expanded Destination America exec Jane Latman‘s role to include sister networks Investigation Discovery (ID) and American Heroes Channel as executive VP of development and research.

Latman will retain her responsibilities as GM of Destination America, where she has played a key role in managing the net’s transition into a leading destination for paranormal programming and for exploring the unknown in such programs as Alaska HauntingGhost StalkersUnsealed: Alien FactsParanormal SurvivorParanormal Lockdown and Mountain Monsters. She will continue overseeing the development, production, scheduling, research, marketing, communications and online efforts for the brand.

Most recently, the 13-year Discovery Communications veteran served as senior VP of development for ID, where her credits included Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda,On the Case with Paula ZahnA Crime to Remember, JonBenet: An American Murder MysteryWeb of LiesKiller Instinct with Chris Hansen, and Vanity Fair Confidential.

In her new capacity, Latman will continue to report into Henry S. Schleiff, the group president for ID, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.

“Jane is one of the most creative and collaborative executives I’ve ever seen in my career, deftly able to both develop content to sustain and grow ID in the short term and plan audaciously for the ID of the future,” said Schleiff in a statement. “She not only oversees an enormous development slate for the top network for women, her ‘side job’ is equally important, propelling the growth of Destination America.”

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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