National Geographic Expands East Coast Development Team

National Geographic Channel has expanded its East Coast development team by adding Nicole Reed as vice president, development,  and Igal Svet as director, development.

Reed will be based in New York and Svet will be based at the network headquarters in Washington, D.C.

National Geographic’s Naimah Holmes will also be relocating to New York as director, development.

Both Reed and Svet will report to Charlie Parsons, head of East Coast development, based in D.C., and Holmes will report to Reed.

This team will be responsible for the development and the greenlight of series and specials for the network, as well as building relationships with East Coast- and U.K.-based production companies.

Previously, Reed was director, nonfiction and alternative programming at A&E, and recently served as executive producer on the upcoming series “The Herbert Brothers,”“Big Smo” and three seasons of A&E’s “Barter Kings.”

Svet served as the vice president of development at 2C Media, a Miami-based production company behind Travel Channel’s “Airport 24/7: Miami” and Animal Planet’s “Swamp Wars.”

“This year’s robust upfront development slate demonstrates our strong creative efforts to build upon programming that resonates with our audience,” said Heather Moran, executive vice president, programming and strategy. “Expanding our East Coast development team reinforces our overall strategy of collaborating with the best production partners to create content that leverages our unique brand DNA.”

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