Years in Cable: 21
Education: BA, English, Tulane University
Pastore, Bernstein and Daniels continue to bring quality, thought-provoking non-scripted programming to Nat Geo channels while enhancing and improving the flagship network with successful scripted programs such as “Genius” and “The Long Road Home.” The former scored 10 Emmy nominations while the latter had the highest DVR pickup in the network’s history. The trio’s concern with global awareness is evidenced with the network’s “Earth Live,” a TV event that took viewers to 17 countries over six continents and 25 locations in just two hours. The team has attracted top talent including Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman. Through their efforts, Nat Geo Wild has a presence in 131 countries.
If you wrote a “Black Mirror” episode, what dark side of technology would you explore and why? Siri v Alexa love triangle gone horribly wrong.
Favorite restaurant: El Rey in Philly. My eldest daughter works there. They have the most outrageous Speak EZ in the city.
Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? “You meet the same people going up as you do going down so treat everyone right.”
Favorite short-form content? Haikus. Close second, Nat Geo Kids “Weird But True” and “Nature Boom Time”
What would be the name of the reality show based on your company? “It’s Always Sunny…On Wild”
Last show I binged not on my network(s): “Fargo” S1
Favorite podcast: “Homecoming”