Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Maryanne Culpepper the new president of National Geographic Television; will continue to expand Nat Geo's channels around the world.

Maryanne Culpepper is the new president of National Geographic Television, succeeding Michael Rosenfeld, whose departure was announced in March.

Maryanne Culpepper has been National Geographic TV's executive vice president of editorial and new business development and has spent 15 years with the company. She has previously produced films for the National Geographic Channel and Discovery.

''Continuing to expand the reach and influence of National Geographic's channels around the globe is our top priority, and National Geographic Television is committed to creating and delivering great, original programming in service of that goal," National Geographic's Global Media chief operating officer Ted Prince said in a press statement. "Maryanne's strong track record in the creative development process and her in-depth knowledge of every aspect of National Geographic's content assets - from mission programs to magazine stories - makes her the ideal leader to head this critical function."