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Charlie Parsons

VP, Development

National Geographic Channel

Charlie Parsons is Vice President of Global Development and Production for National Geographic Channel (NGC), responsible for developing new projects, discovering new talent and serving as one of the network's main points of contact for the global production community. Since joining NGC in 2010, Parsons has developed and overseen production of Doomsday Preppers, Inside Combat Rescue, Diggers, and The Numbers Game as well as specials including the Emmy-winning Space Dive and the Emmy-nominated Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy.

Prior to joining NGC, Parsons spent three years as Senior Director of Content at Travel Channel Media, during which the network garnered prime demo rating and delivery growth for seven consecutive quarters.  Parsons developed more than 200 hours of programming, cultivated new talent and executive produced some of the network's most successful hits.

Before joining Travel Channel, Parsons was an Executive Producer with Discovery Channel and The Science Channel, overseeing series and specials. Parsons spent the first 13 years of his career in live sports television production, working with ESPN, ABC and CBS.  He is a graduate of Brown University.

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