Michele Barney serves as President of Affiliate Distribution at Discovery, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic oversight and distribution of Discovery’s network portfolio and content in the U.S. and Canada, managing Discovery’s carriage with cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.
Prior to her role at Discovery, Barney was with AT&T, where she served as Senior Vice President of Content and Programming. In that role, she led strategy and negotiation for distribution agreements across all AT&T video and mobile platforms for linear and on-demand content, apps, TV Everywhere, SVOD providers and premium movie services.
She joined AT&T in 2015 as VP of Content and Programming. Barney holds nearly 20 years of TV experience, having worked at DIRECTV from 2001 to 2015, prior to joining AT&T. Before DIRECTV, Barney practiced corporate law at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.