Years in Cable: 40
Education: Ithaca College
Leever’s instincts in forming an Original Content and Social team dedicated to creating original, digital-first content for TVE GO apps and platforms like Snapchat and Facebook Watch have paid off, suggesting that Discovery’s content resonates with younger viewers and new audiences. The company’s Go apps—which also mitigate pay-TV erosion—were among its biggest revenue generators last year. All puns aside, Scanlon steered Velocity to its most watched year ever in primetime and drove the network to close out 2017 with its 21st consecutive quarter of year-over-year primetime and total day growth among A18+. Focused on expanding the global reach of Discovery’s automotive brands, Scanlon sealed a joint venture deal with The Enthusiast Network to create the largest automotive content offering company in the world, which gives Discovery its first direct-to-consumer platform. When the rebrand to Motor Trend Network debuts in the fall, he’ll be in the pole position.
Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Dad – “Treat every adult you meet as though you will someday be interviewing with them for a job.”
If I ever get elected President, my first executive order will be… To outlaw driverless cars.
What product could you not live without? My car, a 2017 Mustang Shelby GT 350-R.
What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Annapolis Capital Gazette
Last show I binged not on my network(s): Starz’s “Counterpart”