Exec to be senior VP of production, development

Discovery Channel has hired Denise Contis to be its senior VP of production and development.

Previously VP of production at TLC, where she worked on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and “Say Yes to the Dress,” Contis will execute programming strategies and coordinate with producers and production companies for all network shows.

Based in Los Angeles and reporting to exec VP Nancy Daniels, Contis has held positions at ABC Studios, Lifetime and NBC.

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