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Twitter’s Fred Graver joins Discovery as SVP, digital content and social

Discovery Communications has appointed former Twitter exec Fred Graver to the role of senior vice-president, digital content and social. In his new position, based out of Discovery’s New York office, Graver will oversee the ...
July 19, 2017

Discovery Communications has appointed former Twitter exec Fred Graver to the role of senior vice-president, digital content and social.

In his new position, based out of Discovery’s New York office, Graver will oversee the digital network teams across the company’s U.S. portfolio to expand the brand’s reach across all digital media platforms. He will report to Karen Leever, EVP, general manager, digital media, Discovery Communications.

Before Discovery, Graver served as head of TV for Twitter, where he built the company’s U.S. television business. He then held the position of global head of TV creative, where he was tasked with building Twitter’s global television team as well as coordinating brand strategy and revenue teams.

He formed and managed programs across Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. He also created global engagement strategies for such television series as NBC’s The Voice and CBS’s Big Brother.

Before his roles at Twitter, he served as EVP, programming at Travel Channel and as an SVP at MTV Networks.

Graver is an interactive board member for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a board member for the Writer’s Guild Foundation. He is also a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, the Writer’s Guild of America and The Writer’s Guild Initiative.

Graver has won multiple Emmy Awards, a NAACP Award and a Webby Award.

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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