National Geographic Channel announced it has selected a new president of original programming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Pastore will take the position.
"The Emmy-nominated producer will transition from his role as exec vp production and development from National Geographic Studios and start his new position Aug. 18," the story reports.
Pastore has shared in two Primetime Emmy nominations, for "Deadliest Catch" for outstanding nonfiction series in 2007, and for "Dirty Jobs" for outstanding reality program in 2010.
"In his new role, Pastore will assume oversight of all development, production and production management for Nat Geo Channel U.S., where he'll be responsible for about 400 hours of content annually," the report notes. "Heather Moran, exec vp programming and strategy, and Alan Eyres, senior vp programming and development, will now report to Pastore. Geoff Daniels will remain exec vp and GM for Nat Geo Wild, reporting to Nat Geo Channels CEO Courteney Monroe. Moran will continue to manage the network’s production team, while Eyres will spearhead the development team."
Pastore, who will be based in New York, will also oversee the channel's teams in Washington and L.A., and will work closely with Hamish Mykura, executive VP and head of international content for National Geographic Channels International, along with the NGCI team in London, the report notes.
"The news comes two months after NGC President Howard Owens and CEO David Lyle exited and the company overhauled its top-level management," THR notes. "David Hill was named chairman in April, when Monroe was promoted to CEO."