This self-described “Game of Thrones” fanatic rules the production of more than 1,000 hours of content for ID, American Heroes and Destination America, including such passion projects as “The Injustice Files,” which probes modern racism in America. She applauds Discovery’s support of female executives, arguing that the secret for continued success is “to remove artificial barriers, empower women with the tools to do the job, be flexible, and pay them as well as men.”

How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?

Discovery Communications is the poster child for supporting and nurturing women. The secret is to remove artificial barriers, empower women with the tools to do the job; be flexible, and pay them as well as men.

How do you define a successful career?

To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling: You have to meet with triumph and disaster and “treat those two impostors just the same.”

When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?

When not in the office, I’ll be at home with my husband, happily cooking together, then “watching the telly” in front of the fire.

The Daily


DirecTV, DISH Merger Still Possible

AT&T found a way to offload a stake in its US video business, but this likely isn’t the end of the road for DirecTV. A combo with DISH is still possible.

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