Discovery Ups Denise Contis To West Coast EVP

EXCLUSIVE: Denise Contis has been promoted to EVP Production and Development at Discovery Channel — West Coast. She’s replacing Nancy Daniels, who earlier this week was named GM of TLC network, replacing Amy Winter, who stepped down from the post last month for personal reasons but remains with the network as EVP Brand Marketing. Contis most recently served as SVP Production and Development at Discovery, overseeing all execution for the channel’s programming. She oversaw its highly rated white-knuckle special Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda, which was the No. 1 program on all of TV in overall audience and key demos the weekend of June 22. Contis also spearheaded Discovery’s much discussed clothing-challenged survivalist series Naked And Afraid. During her tenure, she helped launch such Discovery staples as Fast ‘N Loud, Alaska: The Last Frontier, and Yukon Men and kept tabs on Deadliest Catch. (more…)

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