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Discovery ups Christo Doyle

The 12-year Discovery veteran and Gold Rush Aftershow host (pictured) will head up the U.S. cable network's leading programs in his new role.
May 22, 2012

Discovery Channel has promoted managing executive producer Christo Doyle (pictureD) to vice-president executive producer.

In his new role, Doyle will oversee the U.S. cable network’s leading programs and be based out of the company’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

A 12-year veteran of Discovery, he has executive produced several series including American Chopper, Flying Wild Alaska, Miami Ink and Gold Rush, as well as hosted the Gold Rush Aftershow, an online companion piece that migrated to television.

“Christo has guided some of our biggest hits,” said Nancy Daniels, Discovery Channel exec VP of production and development, in a statement. “Discovery is fortunate to have his steady hand and keen eye in bringing the best programming and talent to our air.”

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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