Discovery Communications veteran Caroline Perez Science ChannelCaroline Perez has been named Vice President of Development and Production, Science Channel. This marks Marc Etkind’s first production/development hire since he was named General Manager of Science Channel last fall.

In the newly created position, Perez will be responsible for bringing new series to the network while supervising the development and production of concepts to green light, in addition to maintaining the quality of current series through production and delivery. Additionally, Perez will identify writers, producers and talent for new programming. She will report to Etkind.

Perez most recently served as Vice President, Production & Development for Destination America, and before that served as Director of Production for TLC.