Nancy Daniels

With Daniels at the helm, TLC was a top 10 ad-supported primetime cable network with women 25-54 last year, and is on track for a similar ranking in 2016. “Sister Wives” had its highest-rated premiere in three years, seven new series were renewed for a second sea- son, and the network premiered its first-ever scripted series, from Tyler Perry. Daniels also oversaw the brand’s refresh this year, including a new look and the “I AM” campaign that launched in July celebrating the differences that make us who we are. Daniels says she sees a lot of women in content development at the executive level, but she wishes there were more women-owned production companies. To her 13-year-old self she’d say: “All that TV you’re watching will come in handy someday.”

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