Discovery Channel has filled two high-level executive posts. Deadline reports that the company appointed the positiion of EVP Multiplatform Programming and Digital Media to Scott Lewers and assigned the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Global Talent Management and Brand Strategy and Operations, Discovery and Factual to Jennifer Williams.
Both moves represent promotions.
“Lewers most recently was SVP Multi-Platform Programming and Digital Media at TLC,” Deadline notes. “He now will be responsible for Discovery’s content strategy and schedule, research/insights, multiplatform live content and pre-shows as well as the overall digital strategy for Discovery and Science Channel.”
The report adds: “A Discovery veteran of 20-plus years, Williams most recently served as Head of Global Talent Management and Operations, leading a team that oversees over 2,000 of Discovery Communications’ on-air talent around the globe. In her new role, she will now lead the Global Talent Management and Operations teams in New York, Los Angeles, Maryland, Knoxville and London supporting Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel as well as Eurosport and Discovery’s International brands, among others.”
Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer at Discovery and Factual, is quoted saying: “Scott and Jennifer know what it takes for a network to run successfully. I’m thrilled to have Scott take on an even greater creative role as we build out our multiplatform and digital strategy. Jennifer has been my go-to person across the various network business areas, and I greatly rely on her strong and strategic point of view.”