This 12-year veteran of Discovery had a big year, landing journalism heavyweight Barbara Walters for Investigation Discovery’s new series “Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals.” She also developed Discovery Life’s first-ever reality series, “New Girls on the Block,” a look at a real group of friends in the transgender community. Latman’s expertise has helped to make ID a top network among women. When she wants to unwind, she cooks. “I’m going through a soup period now. There’s nothing like chopping vegetables in very small pieces to help center me,” she says.

 

What/who inspires you at work? What/who inspires you outside the office?

My team inspires me – they are fabulous.  They are all such different individuals but work together effectively with such respect, kindness and humor.  And they have each others’ backs in all things.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

I leave the office at a reasonable time.  I can always go back “on” later but I need to get myself into my home environment and with my family before dinnertime. Take vacations… and take up a hobby!

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?  

For unwinding I cook. I’m going through a soup period now.  There’s nothing like chopping vegetables in very small pieces to help center me.

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