Tim Pastore, President of Original Programming & Production, National Geographic Channel, US

(photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Adam Lerner)

Years in Cable: 13

Education: BA, English and Film Studies and MA, English, University of Rochester

Nat Geo has stepped on the accelerator in the content arena, and this trio has largely been providing the fuel. “Mars,” a re-teaming for the network with producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, combined scripted and unscripted elements, a precursor of sorts to the premiere this week of the network’s first wholly unscripted series “Genius.” Pastore and Bernstein are also extending Nat Geo’s tentpole event programming following the likes of “Gender Revolution” and “Before the Flood.” Over at Nat Geo WILD, Daniels continues to deliver fresh on-brand content—including a new Cesar Milan canine-centric series—and fresh delivery paths to viewers. WILD recently unleashed a new digital wildlife series, on the heels of a new network partnership with Mashable.

Q&A

Which TV family is most like your own? “Mad About You”

New favorite binge: “Santa Clarita Diet”

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