This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, Discovery Communications received eight Emmy nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, including four for Discovery’s Deadliest Catch. Congrats to all those involved on such well-deserved recognition! Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: Naked and Afraid (The New Yorker) Thank You, Jazz Jennings, for Changing America (Advocate) What It’s Like Surviving Naked in the Wild for 40 Days (Marie Claire) Dave Navarro To Be Honored…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this past week: Why We’re Backing a Runner—Yes, a Runner—to Win ‘American Tarzan’ (Outside) EXCLUSIVE: Idris Elba Gets Into a Scary Crash on the Debut of His New Discovery Channel Series (Entertainment Tonight) Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World (The Huffington Post) Tamron Hall, of the ‘Today’ Show, Feathers Her Nest (The New York Times) ‘Secrets of America’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week Chompie Jr. was in full force as he made his way through Washington, D.C. to celebrate Shark Week with the local community. See what he was up to by checking out Discovery Communications’ Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: Discovery’s Shark Week Takes Its First Dive Into Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Discovery Communications Reveals Shark Week Mural in Silver Spring (Bethesda Magazine)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this week: ‘The Vanishing Women’ Review: TV in Pursuit of Justice (The Wall Street Journal) Jazz Jennings Talks ‘Life as a (Transgender) Teen’ (USA Today) Idris Elba to Headline Discovery Racing Series (Exclusive Video) (The Wrap) Emmys: How ‘Deadliest Catch’ Editors Juggle 30,000 Hours of Footage (The Hollywood Reporter) Discovery Again Puts ‘Shark Week’ Building Design Up For A Vote (Bethesda Magazine) Eurosport…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

On Monday, we announced that Suzanne Kolb has joined Discovery Communications as Executive Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Digital Networks. She will oversee our award-winning portfolio of over 70 web-native brands and series, original digital development, Discovery VR and social partnerships. Welcome to the team, Suzanne! Here is some other news you may have missed: ‘Chasing Ice’ Director Named Inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow; ‘Drought’ Special Coming Later This Year (Deadline) Sundance ’16: Discovery Launches…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here in DC we’re doing our best to stay dry throughout the downpours we’ve been getting for the past day (and will continue on through the weekend). Many outdoor activities — festivals, sporting events, etc. — have already been cancelled because of the rain. Kind of a downer, yes, but the way I see it, a rainy day is the perfect excuse to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and catch up…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Last week, we wrote about an employee of ours, Sarah, who shared with Self an inside look at what it’s like to work at Discovery. This week, we’re excited to share more good news about another one of our employees: Animal Planet’s own Jared Albert has been recognized in AdWeek’s “30 Under 30.” As the man behind some of the network’s biggest hits – Puppy Bowl, River Monsters and recent breakout The Last Alaskans – it’s a well-deserved honor. Congrats! There was…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, news broke that this year’s Shark Week was the network’s biggest yet, thanks in large part to the passionate fin-atic community who proved once again that sharks never really go out of style! And speaking of Shark Week, meet Sarah Spaniolo, one of our very own employees who works on the well-loved programming event. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:…

The Inspirational Jazz Jennings Makes Her TLC Debut Tonight in “I Am Jazz”

Jazz Jennings is, in a lot of ways, like any other fourteen-year-old girl: she works hard to balance school, her friends and her family, and as a soon-to-be high schooler, is learning to navigate her way through young adulthood. But there’s also something uniquely special about Jazz: raised initially as a young boy, Jazz let her family know nearly as soon as she could speak that she was really a…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’ve had a few exciting internal news announcements come through this past week, including: our very own Sharon O’Sullivan, EVP of Advertising Sales, being named to Ad Age’s Women to Watch 2015 list; Hollywood veterans Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson signing on as executive producers for Discovery’s upcoming Killing Fields; and Discovery announcing that Eli Roth will host Shark Week‘s Shark After Dark. Here are some other stories you may…