[02/11/10 - 12:02 PM]
Award-Winning Television Executive Stephen Reverand Joins Discovery Channel as Svp of Development and Production for Specials and Events
"Stephen is one of the best non-fiction production executives in the business," said Discovery's Clark Bunting.

[via press release from Discovery]



(Silver Spring, Md.) � Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel and President of Science Channel, today announced the appointment of production executive Stephen Reverand as Senior Vice President of Development and Production for Specials and Events. He replaces interim head, Christine Weber who has joined the network team full-time as Vice President of Development and Production for Specials and Events. Reverand will join Discovery Channel on March 15 and will be based at the network�s Silver Spring, MD headquarters. "Stephen is one of the best non-fiction production executives in the business," said Bunting. "He intrinsically understands the Discovery brand and delivers on delicate balance of finding fascinating topics to engage our viewers while creating content in the most compelling way. I am delighted to be working with him again on the flagship channel."

Bunting continued, "Chris is a powerhouse and we are thrilled to have her join our team permanently. Her leadership and creativity over the last three months has been a key part of the network�s success." As SVP Development and Production for Specials and Events, Reverand will oversee the development and production of key tent pole events that deliver on the network�s overarching programming strategies. Weber will oversee Specials development and production and ensure the quality and integrity of the big tent pole specials that are emblematic of the network brand.

Most recently, he was SVP of Specials for National Geographic Television (NGT) where he oversaw NGT's Specials Unit as well as its world-renowned National History Unit. In this role at NGT, he oversaw such blue-chip specials as "Stonehenge Decoded," "Six Degrees Could Change the World" and "Kingdom of the Blue Whale."

Prior to joining NGT, Reverand oversaw the production of series, specials, and documentaries for Discovery Channel as vice president of production. There, he played key roles in the development and production of "The Flight That Fought Back," which documented the heroism of the passengers on United Flight 93 and attracted the third-largest viewing audience in Discovery Channel's 20-year history.In April 2005, Reverand was awarded a George Foster Peabody Award for his editorial oversight of "Black Sky: The Race for Space," which chronicled aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan's three-year pursuit of private space travel.

Weber joins Discovery Channel from Discovery Studios where she spent the last three years as Senior Vice President. Since her arrival there, Discovery Studios produced over 350 hours and $70 million dollars of programming for all of the Discovery Networks. Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Weber launched TTP, the US office of Tigress Productions and Tiger Aspect, which became a full production facility under her oversight.

Weber spent 13 years at National Geographic in key production roles and has won multiple Emmy awards for her work.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 99.8 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world�s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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