SourceFed and Phil DeFranco to Descend on NYC & YouTube LIVE This Friday

Brace yourself, NYC! Phil DeFranco and the SourceFed gang are headed your way this week for a special SourceFed & PhillyD LIVE event at YouTube Space NY. They’ll be up to their usual antics — sketches, musical numbers, exclusive videos, Q&A and maybe a special surprise or two, and you don’t have to be in the Big Apple to join in on the fun. The event takes place on Friday,…

A Whale of a Time: Discovery Channel Premieres ‘North America” at American Museum of Natural History

Last night, Discovery Channel brought an extra measure of magic to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City into with a special premiere event for the breathtaking natural history series, North America. This seven-part special turns the cameras on the continent we call home, showcasing North America’s diverse landscape, extreme weather and curious inhabitants. The events’ 300 guests, including Founder and Chairman John Hendricks, board members of…

Discovery’s 2013-14 Upfront Lands in NYC

Later today, Discovery Communications will host its annual Upfront Presentation in New York City, giving clients and media a first-look at the new and returning series across our nets. As usual, we’ll have a diverse, star-studded lineup — from Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and TLC’s June Shannon and Alana Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry and Investigation Discovery’s Tamron…

Discovery Says ‘Yes’ to the Prom with Second Annual Event

After a successful Say Yes to the Prom event in 2012, Discovery Communications has announced that, in conjunction with Magruder High School and KidsPeace, we will help local students Say Yes to the Prom again. On March 26, we will welcome 40 high school girls from the local community for an unforgettable day of beauty, fashion and fun. Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta will again host the special…

Give a Shelter Dog a Fur-Ever Home

Though I love many animals, no furry friend can melt my heart like a sweet, loving, adorable dog. As a longtime dog owner, admirer of numerous friends’ pups and overall dog-enthusiast, I am excited to be working with Petfinder to help spread the word about Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and Petfinder is celebrating by raising awareness by trying to find some of these adorable adoptable pups a fur-ever…

Petfinder Helps 20 Million Pets Find Their Fur-Ever Homes

Working with Petfinder, I often hear about the many pet adoptions faciliated by the site’s thousands of member shelters across the country, but until recently, I never realized just how many happy pet owners were alums of Petfinder.com. We are thrilled to announce that Petfinder.com has united 20 million pets with their fur-ever homes across the country! To celebrate 20 million happy pets and pet parents, the Petfinder family indulged…

Discovery Hosts First ‘Discover Your Career’ Panel at Montgomery College

Last year, Discovery Communications launched Discover Your Skills, a multimedia public affairs campaign designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with important job resources. Earlier today, Adria Alpert Romm, our Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Global Diversity, was joined by leaders from across the company for the first Discover Your Career panel a Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. This event, and those to follow in the coming…

Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership’s ‘Inside Story’ Makes North American Premiere

Last week, Silver Spring rolled out the red carpet for the North American premiere of a new film that seeks to revolutionize HIV/AIDS education for millions in sub-Saharan Africa, Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS. Hosted at the beautiful AFI Silver, the event brought together several members of the pan-African cast and crew, leaders in the eradication of HIV/AIDS — including Ambassador Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, African…

Investigation Discovery Breaks the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence with ‘Sin by Silence’ & NNEDV

“I wish I could put into words what it’s like…you are so broken as a person.” After enduring years of abuse and domestic violence, Brenda Clubine was put behind bars for killing her husband. While serving time at the California Institution for Women, she met other women who shared similar stories, and founded an inmate-initiated and inmate-led support group to help abused women, Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA). (Nearly eighty…