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Nat Geo Wild promotes Geoff Daniels

Daniels (pictured), now serving as exec VP and general manager for the wildlife-focused U.S. net, previously served as its senior VP and oversaw its launch in March 2010.
May 22, 2012

National Geographic Channels has promoted Geoff Daniels to the role of executive VP and general manager of  Nat Geo Wild.

He previously served as senior VP of the wildlife network and oversaw its launch in March 2010. Since then, he has commissioned more than 150 hours of original programming that has aired internationally, including ‘Big Cat Week’ and series such as The Incredible Doctor Pol and The Dog Whisperer starring Cesar Millan.

The channel is available in 56 million homes and airs in 90 countries and 28 languages globally.

“Geoff has done an excellent job of growing Nat Geo Wild since its launch and establishing the network’s distinct, vibrant personality in wildlife programming, which viewers have embraced,” said David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S. and global programming.

“This announcement recognizes the leadership and talent he is bringing to the network.”

Prior to joining Nat Geo Wild, Daniels was senior VP of development and production for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) where he produced nearly 400 hours of factual programming and directed series such as Seconds From Disaster, Mega Structures and Air Crash Investigation. He also managed NGCI’s editorial relationship with strategic coproduction and output partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Before that he was director of development for National Geographic Television & Film.

About The Author
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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