Discovery President and General Manager John Ford is leaving as part of a major reorganization at Discovery Communications networks, Mediaweek reports.
Twenty-four-year Discovery veteran Clark Bunting, formerly president and general manager of Discovery’s emerging networks group — which includes Science Channel, Military Channel and Investigation Discovery — will now be responsible for overseeing the flagship Discovery network along with Science Channel, serving as acting president of both.
Debbie Myers continues as Science Channel general manager under Bunting.
Planet Green, Discovery Health and FitTV are being combined under a single business unit led by Planet Green General Manager Laura Michalchyshyn, while former Discovery Health and FitTV General Manager Carole Tomko has been named president of Discovery Studios.
Investigation Discovery General Manager Henry Schleiff will assume responsibility for Military Channel and HD Theater, also previously under Bunting.
— Tom Gilbert