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Nancy Daniels

Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual


As General Manager of TLC, Daniels oversees all aspects of the network programming, production, development, new media, communications and marketing. Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, she’s held this position since September 2013.

Since Daniels became GM, TLC has been breaking records, closing out 2014 with 30 shows that averaged 1.0M P2+ viewers or more, including the highest-rated seasons ever for hit series19

Kids and Counting,The Little Couple, andLittle People Big World. The network’s success has continued into 2015 with the launches all-new programming that has captured the audience’s attention, including7 Little Johnstons, Long Lost Family, Our Little FamilyandMy Big Fat Fabulous Life, and has reintroduced the style genre on with the launch of the new Stacy London series,Love, Lust or Run.

Formerly, Daniels served as EVP, Production & Development for Discovery Channel, contributing to the network’s recent record-breaking success, and overseeing the network’s focus on live events – notablySkywire LiveandAmerican Chopper Live, as well as some of their most popular shows includingAmerican Chopper,Bering Sea Gold,Fast N’ Loud,Naked And Afraid, Gold Rush,the specialThe Presidents’ Gatekeepers,and the Emmy nominatedAll The President’s Men Revisited,Deadliest Catch,MythbustersandFrozen Planet.

Concurrently, Daniels served as General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health, where she had been managing the day-to-day operations of the network. Prior to these positions, she served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development for TLC, overseeing all execution for the network's programming. While there, Daniels oversaw the launch of new diverse hits, includingCake Boss,The Little Couple,Sister Wives,Sarah Palin’s Alaska,thePolicewomenfranchise andFour Weddings. At the same time, she guided the strength and resurgence of TLC’s longest running hitsWhat Not To WearandSay Yes To The Dress.

Daniels joined Discovery Communications in 2007 as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Studios (West Coast) and was subsequently elevated to Senior Vice President. She has also held executive positions at CBS where she served as Vice President of Alternative Series Development, working on CBS’s key reality properties includingSurvivor, multiple Emmy Award-winnerThe Amazing RaceandBig Brother, and has had an extensive career as a producer in the independent television community.

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