Nancy Daniels

Title: President & GM, TLC

Years in Cable: 9 as an executive, 9 on the production side

Education: BS, Ithaca College

One Word that Best Describes Me: Determined

 

Jane Latman

Title: GM, Destination America & SVP Development, Investigation Discovery

Years in Cable: 13

Education: BA, Oberlin College, focus on theater directing

One Word that Best Describes Me: Passionate

 

Robert Scanlon

Title: GM, Velocity and Automotive Content

Years in Cable: 40

Education: Ithaca College

One Word that Best Describes Me: Unstoppable

 

Marc Etkind

Title: GM, Science Channel

Years in Cable: 20

Education: BA, Biology, Brown University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Curious

 

Daniels’ leadership and decisiveness have led TLC to record-breaking success. Her knack for identifying inspiring stories about fascinating yet relatable people has become the hallmark of the network, on both linear and digital platforms. While overseeing the transition of Discovery Fit & Health to Discovery Life Channel, Latman continued creating exciting, on-brand content for ID’s dedicated audience and raising the bar for the true-crime genre. She also garnered big ratings for Destination America with the Exorcism Live! special. Etkind showed respect for Science Channel’s audience by pre-empting regular programming for live-breaking NASA reports about the exploration of Mars, and by instituting nightly one-minute Science Presents DNews updates on the latest science and technology news. And Scanlon’s programming strategies expanded the global reach of Velocity and Turbo, turning Velocity into cable’s fastest-growing network in A25-54.

 

Nancy Daniels

Virtual reality is… really cool, for about 30 seconds

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Broad City”

What was your first job? Cashier at my local grocery store in CT

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… “Is This a Joke? You decide!”

New favorite binge: Can’t wait to binge new season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

I watch the majority of programming on this device: My 65-inch TV—nothing better!

Favorite Podcast: “You Must Remember This” (fascinating stories of 20th Century Hollywood)

My personal theme song is: “Stronger,” by Kelly Clarkson

Favorite vacation spot: Summer—Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H.; Winter—Playa del Carmen, Mexico

My Starbucks order: “Where’s the nearest Dunkin Donuts?” I’m an east coast girl at heart.

 

Jane Latman

My cable industry mentor and why: Henry Schleiff because he brings intensity and a refreshing sense of humor to everything he does

What was the last costume that you wore and why? Convict in an orange jumpsuit. Because I work at ID!

Virtual reality is… an exciting new way to immerse fans in our programming. We just launched a DA Ghost Asylum experience and our fans absolutely love being “brave” enough to join the cast alongside a ghost hunt.

My first job: Paper route. Even got bitten by a dog trying to collect the weekly fee, completely cliché but character building!

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… “Reduce and Simplify,” it’s a great guide for cutting through clutter, both literally and figuratively.

New favorite binge: Just finished “The Affair,” can’t wait for more and currently in the middle of “The Fall.” SO CREEPY!

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Computer. Love being able to watch anywhere, anytime.

My favorite newfound hobby: Early morning bootcamp. Actually is my favorite newfound hobby on the drive home AFTER the workouts!

Favorite vacation spot: Chacala, Mexico. It’s a tiny fishing village on the Pacific coast that we go each year with cousins to unplug and unwind.

Last show I watched not on my network(s): The People vs. OJ Simpson, almost at the end now.

 

Robert Scanlon

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Downton Abbey”

If Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… Rate High and Get Renewed

My cable industry mentor and why: Roone Arledge—he taught me to never accept no for answer.

My favorite newfound hobby: Boating

My personal theme song: “Lucky That Way” by Joe Walsh

Favorite vacation spot: Wherever my wife is

 

Marc Etkind

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Big Bang Theory”

What was your first job? Bird Warden

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… “To Boldly Go”

Favorite Podcast: Radiolab

My personal theme song: “Life On Mars”

Favorite vacation spot: Iceland

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