Title: Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer, Discovery Communications
Years in Cable: 18
Education: BA, Princeton University, 1990; JD, Harvard Law School, 1993.
One Word that Best Describes Me: Busy
After nine years of stellar work in the Discovery Communications’ corporate development, legal and business affairs divisions, in 2015 Campbell was promoted to his current position, adding the $1.4B Domestic Distribution business and Discovery Education to his already full plate. He continues to strike groundbreaking deals, like the full acquisition of Eurosport and a minority stake in Lionsgate Entertainment, positioning the company to expand European sports coverage and broaden its global content.
Virtual reality is… still a work in progress, but holds tremendous potential for highly visual, immersive content like Discovery’s.
Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Vinyl” on HBO. Such an interesting time in American popular culture.
My first job: Driving a forklift in a carpet warehouse. To say I was a liability would be an understatement.
Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car… With five children, my wife and I can use all of the driving help we can get.
Favorite vacation spot: Sun Valley, Idaho. My parents live there, and it’s absolutely beautiful.