GM, Destination America & SVP, Development, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Communications
Under Latman’s watch, ID has risen to the top of cable rankings as the No. 2 network in total day for women 25-54. She also assisted with the transition of Discovery Fit & Health to Discovery Life Channel last January, and took over as GM for Destination America in September. Latman and her team brought ID’s first scripted series, “Serial Thriller,” to fruition as well as its newest hit, “The Vanishing Women.” And since leading the charge on doubling down on paranormal programming, she has guided Destination America to premiere three consecutive record-breaking paranormal series in a row. Latman says she’s currently enjoying programming with strong women roles such as “Veep,” “The Affair” and “The People vs. OJ Simpson” because “they have a great variety of women’s roles that are multidimensional.”
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Follow your passion and you won’t regret any part of your journey or where you end up.
Which current programming best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
“Madame Secretary,” “Suits,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “UnReal” – powerful women in big jobs facing challenging circumstances and succeeding.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
Skinny bundles + apps vs. aggregating broadest content into one user interface.