Courteney Monroe

Years in Cable: 18

Education: BA, Williams College; MBA, The Wharton School

One Word that Best Describes Me: Determined

Under Monroe, Nat Geo has a renewed mission for epic, audacious programming that more closely aligns with National Geographic Soci­ety’s mission. She is committed to developing and producing content in collaboration with A-level creative. Examples of her premium pro­gramming initiatives from the past 12 months include “Breakthrough,” “The Story of God,” and “He Named Me Malala.”

Last show I watched not on my network(s): “Billions” on Showtime

My first job: Assistant account executive at BBDO New York

Favorite charity event you work with: FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and the Allergy & Immunology Department at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC

If this election year was a reality TV series, it would be called… SO many great answers to that question, but none that I think you can print!

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: That’s easy—driverless car—think about how much work I could get done on my commute!

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Big screen Connected TV

My Starbucks order: Decaf Tall Soy Latte (extra hot)

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