Elevating Discovery’s Say Yes to the Prom prosocial initiative to a national media level, including its largest publicity tour to date, and launching three freshman series—“Our Little Family,” “The Willis Family” and “My Giant Life”–and breathing new life into existing franchises are just two of the areas in which Bell excelled this year. She also recently took over the network’s internship process. “The best advice I’ve ever gotten is the reminder that it’s PR not ER,” she deadpans. “We get so hyper-focused on rushing from one deadline to the next, it’s important to remember to take time to enjoy what we do.”
What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
The best advice I’ve ever gotten is the reminder that it’s PR not ER. We get so hyper-focused on rushing from one deadline to the next, that it’s important to remember to take time to enjoy what we do!
What three things make you most successful?
Knowing how to prioritize, how to nurture existing media relationships, and how to communicate effectively both internally and externally
What makes you most excited about this industry as you advance in your career?
It’s an exciting time to be working in television – daunting, but exciting. Because the industry is ever-changing, we really have the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation, coming up with creative ways to promote new content. Every day is a different adventure as we navigate the media landscape!