Editor’s Note: We’ll be featuring profiles of executives honored in our 2012 CableFAX 100 issue. We asked each of them to answer a few lighthearted questions and we’ve shared their responses below. Here is what Discovery Communications’ Marjorie Kaplan shared with us. Read the CableFAX 100 issue in its entirety here.


Marjorie Kaplan

President/GM, Animal Planet
President, Science Channel

Early bird or night owl? Very early bird

”The Voice” coach I’d like to work with is… Cee Lo Green—love that parrot of his!

Gangnam style or Mozart? Both

Favorite fictional character? Moby Dick

I’d give up my cell phone for a week if… David Zaslav did too.

The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school… I’d play spin the bottle; I refused in high school, and I feel like a missed a big opportunity!

Why isn’t TV Everywhere… everywhere yet? Because we don’t have microchips in our skulls, brains, hands yet.

The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: Do what you love, and love the one you’re with.

My guilty television pleasure is: “Real Housewives” (NJ and Beverly Hills)

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