NANCY DANIELS NAMED GENERAL MANAGER, TLC
Eileen O'Neill, Group President, Discovery and TLC Networks, today announced the appointment of Nancy Daniels to General Manager, TLC. Based in the company's Los Angeles office, she will report to O'Neill.
"Nancy is a talented creative executive, a motivating team leader, and a risk-taking problem solver, with a track record of success that makes her a perfect fit to lead the TLC brand forward," said O'Neill. "Her previous success at TLC, combined with her leadership roles at both Discovery Channel and Discovery Fit & Health, gives her the ability to jump right in and continue TLC's growth and pop culture domination."
As General Manger of TLC, Daniels will oversee all aspects of programming, production, development, new media and marketing for Discovery Communications' U.S. female-targeted flagship, which is available in 99 million homes. She has been serving as EVP, Production & Development for Discovery Channel, contributing to the network's recent record-breaking success, and overseeing the network's focus on live events - notably SKYWIRE LIVE and AMERICAN CHOPPER LIVE; as well as some of their most popular shows including BERING SEA GOLD, FAST N' LOUD, NAKED AND AFRIAD; and the Emmy nominated DEADLIEST CATCH, MYTHBUSTERS and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN REVISITED SPECIAL. Concurrently, Daniels served as General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health, where she has been managing the day-to-day operations of the network.
Prior to these positions, she served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development for TLC, overseeing all execution for the network's programming. While there, Daniels oversaw the launch of such new diverse hits as CAKE BOSS, THE LITTLE COUPLE, SISTER WIVES, and SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA. At the same time, she's guided the strength and resurgence of TLC's long running hits, WHAT NOT TO WEAR, and SAY YES TO THE DRESS.
Daniels joined Discovery Communications in 2007 as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Studios - West Coast, and was subsequently elevated to Senior Vice President. She has also held executive positions at CBS where she served as Vice President of Alternative Series Development, working on CBS's key reality properties including SURVIVOR, multiple Emmy Award-winner THE AMAZING RACE, and BIG BROTHER, and has had an extensive career as a producer in the independent television community.