Howard Lee

It’s been a year since Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel were added to Lee’s purview, and he has plenty to smile about. Discovery Channel had a record-breaking year and its beloved Shark Week franchise saw all seven nights outperform or match the previous year for the first time in the stunt’s 35-year history. He’s kept TLC firing on all cylinders, with the channel ranking as the No. 1 ad-supported primetime cable network without sports among A25-54s in 2023 for the second consecutive year.

Business speak phrase or buzzword I find most annoying: “It’s solid.” When I hear that, it means it’s average.

What’s your position on Stanley cups (not the NHL kind)? I love them. We made a custom Puppy Bowl version this year.

Do you personally still have a traditional cable video package? Yes, and I still have my DirecTV channels memorized.

Favorite way to de-stress? Playing Wordle and Connections every morning.

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