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ID, Travel Channel senior exec Jane Latman named president of HGTV

Former Travel Channel general manager Jane Latman has been named president of fellow Discovery-owned channel HGTV, effective immediately. In her new role, Latman (pictured) will oversee all programming, development and overall ...
April 24, 2019

Former Travel Channel general manager Jane Latman has been named president of fellow Discovery-owned channel HGTV, effective immediately.

In her new role, Latman (pictured) will oversee all programming, development and overall strategy and operations for the home improvement cable channel. She will relocate from Silver Spring, Maryland, to New York later this year.

Latman previously served as GM of Travel Channel, EVP of development and research for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.

Latman takes over the role of president of HGTV from Allison Page who was recently named president of Discovery’s joint venture¬†with Fixer Upper husband-and-wife duo Chip and Joanna Gaines.

“Jane is a terrific creative executive with a proven ability to build strong formats, long-running hit series and superfan brands that nourish passionate audiences,” said David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery, in a statement. “With Jane’s promotion, we are pairing a talented leader with one of our top lifestyle brands and I look forward to seeing where she, Kathleen and team take HGTV next.”

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