Manager, ID Programming, Discovery Communications

Lyons has grown at Discovery, where he started in research, but has since moved on to programming where he helped launch the American Heroes Channel. His efforts contributed to making 2015 the best year for ID, putting the network into the top 10 for households in Total Day.  He has also been recognized with a “STELLAR Award” given to Discovery employees for leading a staff and intern project to update the network’s programming library. The team reviewed over 1000 episodes and found 200 that needed updating. Lyons says his top mentors are “Winona Meringolo, Don Micallef, Matthew Butler, Sara Burns, and Libby Harrison. I continue to learn from their leadership, strategic decision making, and core values.”

What is the one habit that makes you most successful?

Dedication, passion, and collaboration. Success requires teamwork – “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

What is the most exciting thing about working in this industry?

It’s a privilege to work with the incredibly talented team at Investigation Discovery, the #1 cable network for women and the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television.

Who has been your biggest mentor and why?

I’m blessed to have a number of mentors who have provided guidance and support throughout my career – Winona Meringolo, Don Micallef, Matthew Butler, Sara Burns, and Libby Harrison. I continue to learn from their leadership, strategic decision making, and core values.

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