TLC taps Nancy Daniels

Will oversee programming planning and execution

TLC has named Discovery Studios executive Nancy Daniels as senior vp production and development, based in Los Angeles.

Daniels will oversee all strategic planning and execution for programming on the channel, which is part of Discovery Communications.

Since July 2007, Daniels had been senior vp development and production at Discovery Studios, West Coast, which develops and produces original programming for multiple platforms. There, she managed development and production for all programming out of the L.A. branch and supervised key programs for networks including TLC, Planet Green, Discovery Health Channel and Science Channel.

Before that, Daniels was vp alternative series development at CBS, where she worked on "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and other series.

Daniels essentially replaces senior vp programming Brant Pinvidic, who departed TLC in the spring, but adds new responsibilities to the role. This marks the first major hire for Eileen O'Neill since the Discovery veteran became president/GM of TLC a month ago.

"Nancy's outstanding accomplishments and strong background in production and development makes her the perfect fit for this pivotal role," says O'Neill. "She's a proven leader, and with her direction and expertise, she is just what we are looking for as we continue to strengthen TLC's core programming and look ahead to build future hit series."
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