Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brooke Runnette named the new president of National Geographic Television.

A meteoric rise for Brooke Runnette who, a month after she joined National Geographic Channels as the vice president for development and special projects, have now been named president of National Geographic Television, the studio and documentary arm of the venerable National Geographic Society.

As president Brooke Runnette will oversee the development and production of series, special events and live programming and will be reporting directly to John Fahey, the National Geographic Society chairman and CEO.

"Our top priority at National Geographic Television is finding and producing the best content and original programming to support the international growth and influence of our cable channels around the world," says John Fahey in a statement.

"Brooke Runnette joined the National Geographic Channels just as we were searching for the right executive to lead our television production group, and we quickly realized that she was the perfect fit for that key role – with the passion, drive, experience and industry knowledge that can continue and build the National Geographic Television franchise. Brooke's track record speaks for itself, and we are excited to have her on our team."

"We were thrilled to have Brooke join National Geographic Channels, and this next step will further our important partnership with National Geographic Television," says David Lyle, National Geographic Channels CEO.

"The role of National Geographic Television in expanding upon our recent success will be critical, and Brooke is exactly the partner we will need to make this happen."

Brooke Runnette says: "The power of the National Geographic brand is unparalleled, and I look forward to working with the team at National Geographic Television in producing relevant, entertaining and powerful programming that becomes part of the television zeitgeist."