Discovery Channel announced today that it has appointed a new head of programming, Deadline.com reports. The channel named Scott Lewers as senior vice president of programming.
Lewers will be based at the company’s Silver Spring headquarters and will report to Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery & TLC Networks.
Said O’Neill: “Scott brings great energy and creative vision to our Discovery team. With his formidable track record of innovations and insights, we look forward to executing on a strong programming and scheduling strategy that continues the network’s successes.”
Lewers was Vice President of Strategic Multi-Platform Program Planning & Acquisitions at Oxygen Media/NBCU before joining Discovery.