Kevin Bennett has been promoted to general manager, Investigation Discovery and Military Channel, and EVP programming, ID, Military Channel and Destination America. He will continue to report to Henry Schleiff, Group President ID, Military Channel and Destination America. From the announcement:
Previously, Bennett was general manager of Investigation Discovery and senior vice president, programming and research ID, Military Channel and Destination America. Under this new position, his duties at Military Channel will expand to include oversight of the long-term strategic vision, marketing, communications and digital efforts for the network in addition to the programming, development and production of content for the brand.
“Over nearly four years of collaboration, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Kevin in our efforts to grow ID into a top 10 brand for women, while for the past year, Kevin has also led the Military Channel team to some of its strongest ratings in years,” said Schleiff.
A 17-year programming and development veteran with Discovery Communications, Bennett has been instrumental in the creation of three networks, including Investigation Discovery. Before joining Schleiff’s senior management team to lead the centralized programming, scheduling and research division for ID, Destination America and Military Channel, Bennett was SVP of programming at Discovery Channel where he was responsible for planning, directing and executing the programming strategy for the flagship brand. Prior to that, he was the key development executive for ID and Military Channel, where he helped to launch many of the brands’ successful franchises, including On the Case With Paula Zahn, I (Almost) Got Away with It and Disappeared.