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Animal Planet taps Whitney Holland

Exec to be VP of program planning, scheduling

Whitney Holland has been named VP of program planning and scheduling for Animal Planet.

Holland makes the jump from Discovery Communications sister channel TLC, where she was director of scheduling. At Animal Planet, Holland will oversee the cabler’s current primetime slate and long-term development plans, reporting to senior programming and scheduling veep Rick Holzman.

Prior to coming to Discovery, Holland headed up Nielsen Entertainment’s West Coast division and before that served as research VP at Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television.

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