Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Betsy Clawson

Last week, we introduced you to Beth Stewart, one of our many talented employees who will be volunteering their creativity and time to  Discovery Impact: Creating Change — a 12-hour marathon event benefiting nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services. Today, we introduce you to Betsy Clawson from our Global Events team. Tell us about your current position at Discovery Communications. I am part of the Global Events…

Discovery Communications Founder & Chairman John Hendricks to Receive Edison Achievement Award

Yesterday, the Edison Awards, which recognize leaders in innovation, announced that Discovery Communications Founder and Chairman John Hendricks will be awarded the Edison Achievement Award next April. The award honors leaders who have made significant and lasting contributions to innovation, marketing, and human-centered design over the course of their careers. President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally will also receive the Edison Achievement Award that day. John Hendricks created…

Ready for 3D? Here’s What You’ll See from Discovery, Sony & IMAX…

Today at CTAM, Tom Cosgrove, President and CEO of the Sony-IMAX-Discovery 3D joint venture, announced the first round of programming that U.S. viewers can expect to see when the channel launches next year. The programming is diverse and entertaining, leveraging original and exclusive content from the three partners. With several new original series, including Abandoned Planet, Africa in 3D, China and Jewels of the World, there is something for curious…

President Obama to Make Discovery Channel Debut on ‘MythBusters’

Living in D.C., we’re somewhat used to visits from foreign dignitaries, the occasional championship football/basketball/baseball team, etc. However, today President Barack Obama welcomed a bevy of scientific minds to the White House, including Discovery Channel‘s very own Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, as a part of the White House Science Fair. We’ve been geeking out with MythBusters fans today on Twitter and Facebook — following the adventures of Adam and…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Beth Stewart

At Discovery we’re looking forward to December 14, when employees here in Silver Spring will be lending their talents to DC-area nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services during a 12-hour marathon event — Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Over the next several weeks, we will be profiling some of the employees who will be taking part in Creating Change on the Discovery Blog, starting today with Beth Stewart. We…

Discovery Leadership Among CableFAX’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable

Last month, CableFAX unveiled its list of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable as a part of Diversity Week in New York City.  Together, NAMIC and CableFAX celebrated 75 top minorities in the industry, in addition to an unranked lists of influential executives and important regional players, at a special breakfast. We are delighted to see that Discovery Communications is well represented and send our congratulations to all the honorees.…

Discovery Communications Recognized for Science Initiative at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Discovery Communications was recognized today at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative for its multimedia, multi-year science initiative, “Be the Future,” which supports President Obama’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education priorities.  (See Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav talking about the importance of a STEM education.) Zaslav, along with other business and non-profit leaders, was honored by President Bill Clinton before the meeting’s technology plenary…

Discovery’s ‘Creating Change’ Seeks to Help Nonprofits: Spread the Word!

Do you know of a nonprofit in need of an injection of creativity and manpower? Well, we want to know about them! Discovery has just launched a new pro bono initiative, Discovery Impact: Creating Change — where employees will lend their creative talents to Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services during a 12-hour marathon event on December 14. You’ll find me helping out with social…

Words of Thanks from Discovery Employee Jim McNulty

First of all, I want to thank the Montgomery County Police and all the agencies that responded today for helping to ensure the safety of all my colleagues at Discovery Communications. And for helping to get me and my fellow hostages out safely. I want to thank my family, friends and coworkers for their thoughts and prayers during this situation. And I especially want to thank Discovery for their support.…