National Geographic Solidifies TV Leadership Team Ahead of Disney Sale

  • Variety
National Geographic has solidified the leadership team of its TV wing with new deals for top executives in advance of the company’s move to Disney as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.

Courteney Monroe has renewed her contract to remain president and CEO of National Geographic Global Networks. Carolyn Bernstein will add oversight of Nat Geo’s feature documentaries in addition to scripted programs in her new role as exec VP of global scripted content and documentary films . Geoff Daniels, formerly head of the Nat Geo Wild channel, has been promoted to exec VP of global unscripted entertainment. Monroe and Daniels are based in D.C. while Bernstein works in Los Angeles.

The Nat Geo group is expected to operate with autonomy after the Disney transaction is complete, just as it has within the Fox fold for the past two decades. Nor is there expected to
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