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Discovery’s Nancy Daniels to keynote at Realscreen Summit

Realscreen Summit is pleased to announce that Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and Factual, will take part in a keynote conversation during the Summit on Tuesday, January 29 ...
December 17, 2018

Realscreen Summit is pleased to announce that Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and Factual, will take part in a keynote conversation during the Summit on Tuesday, January 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Daniels, who was appointed to her current role in March, oversees all creative and brand strategy, development, production, multi-platform, communications, marketing and day-to-day operations for Discovery Channel and Science Channel in the U.S. Previously Daniels was president of TLC, where she led the company’s flagship female-focused channel, overseeing all aspects of the network’s programming, production, development, multi-platform, communications and marketing in the U.S. Under her leadership, TLC became a top 10 network for women with long-running hit series Sister Wives, 90 Day Fiancé, The Little Couple, My 600-lb Life, Long Lost Family and Outdaughtered, among many others.

Previously, Daniels was EVP, production & development at Discovery Channel from 2011-2013, where she played a critical role in driving the network’s record-breaking success. There she oversaw several live events, including Skywire Live, American Chopper Live and Shark Week companion live talk show Shark After Dark; as well as popular series including American Chopper, Bering Sea Gold, Fast N’ Loud, Gold Rush , the special The Presidents’ Gatekeepers, the Emmy-nominated Deadliest Catch, MythBusters and Naked and Afraid, and documentaries including All the President’s Men Revisited and Frozen Planet.

During her 11-year tenure with Discovery, Daniels also has served as general manager, Discovery Fit & Health, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the network, and also as senior vice president, production and development for TLC.

In this special keynote conversation, Daniels will discuss how Discovery, and the unscripted entertainment industry, have evolved over the past decade, her contribution to that evolution, and her vision for the network and her factual remit going forward, following this past year’s merger with Scripps Networks Interactive.

She will be interviewed by Phil Keoghan, host and an executive producer for CBS’ multi-Emmy winning competition series, The Amazing Race, currently in its 32nd season. Daniels and Keoghan worked together in Daniels’ pre-Discovery days, when she was vice president of alternative series development at CBS, working on such iconic unscripted properties as The Amazing Race, Survivor and Big Brother.

The Realscreen Summit takes place from Jan. 28 to 31, at the Sheraton New Orleans. For more information, click here.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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