Former National Georgraphic veep Megan Bevan died of cancer on July 29 in Silver Spring, Md. She was 46.
Upon graduating from Swarthmore College, Bevan moved to Washington where she joined the staff of National Geographic as a scribe and researcher in educational media and educational films.
Bevan joined National Geographic Television in 1984 as a senior scriptwriter for the “National Geographic Explorer” skein.
She created and directed the research department for the series and then took over management of studio production for “Explorer,” where she managed production between Washington, D.C. and Gotham.
As a V.P. for the company, Bevan developed extensive programming for the launch of the National Geographic Channel.
She is survived by her husband Darryl Hatheway; her mother; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; two sisters and a brother.