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Nancy Daniels

President and General Manager


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As President and General Manager of TLC, Daniels oversees all aspects of the network programming, production, development, new media, communications and marketing. Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, she’s held this position since September 2013.

Since Daniels became President and GM, TLC has been breaking records, closing out 2014 with 30 shows that averaged 1.0M P2+ viewers or more, including the highest-rated seasons ever for hit series The Little Couple and Little People Big World. In 2015 to-date, TLC is the #7 ad-supported cable network in delivery among W25-54/18-49. Additionally, five new series that launched this year have been renewed for a second season, including 7 Little Johnstons, Love, Lust or Run, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Our Little Family and The Willis Family.

Formerly, Daniels served as EVP, Production & Development for Discovery Channel, contributing to the network’s recent record-breaking success, and overseeing the network’s focus on live events – notably Skywire Live and American Chopper Live, as well as some of their most popular shows including American Chopper, Bering Sea Gold, Fast N’ Loud, Naked And Afraid, Gold Rush, the special The Presidents’ Gatekeepers, and the Emmy nominated All The President’s Men Revisited, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters and Frozen Planet.

Concurrently, Daniels served as General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health, where she had been managing the day-to-day operations of the network. Prior to these positions, she served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development for TLC, overseeing all execution for the network’s programming. While there, Daniels oversaw the launch of new diverse hits, including Cake Boss, The Little Couple, Sister Wives, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the Policewomen franchise and Four Weddings. At the same time, she guided the strength and resurgence of TLC’s longest running hits What Not To Wear and Say Yes To The Dress.

Daniels joined Discovery Communications in 2007 as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Studios (West Coast) and was subsequently elevated to Senior Vice President. She has also held executive positions at CBS where she served as Vice President of Alternative Series Development, working on CBS’s key reality properties including Survivor, multiple Emmy Award-winner The Amazing Race and Big Brother, and has had an extensive career as a producer in the independent television community.