Courteney Monroe
Stewart Volland
United States

National Geographic


CEO, Global Networks

As CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, Monroe runs an expanding television empire. With 21st Century Fox backing, she aggressively shepherded the brand through high-profile original series and documentaries but without compromising its commitment to educating young and old alike. For two years, Nat Geo landed multiple Emmy nominations for “Genius” — both Pablo Picasso as its season-two subject and the first season about Albert Einstein — and the network’s ambition has carried over to Iraq War miniseries “The Long Road Home” and Darren Aronofsky’s story-of-Earth look “One Strange Rock.” As Monroe and Nat Geo prepare to become part of the Walt Disney Co., she is seeking to continue to showcase the outfit’s fact-based, visually striking core.


  • HBO
  • National Geographic
  • American Express


  • Williams College (MA, USA)
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Variety Honors

  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Courteney Monroe Promoted to Lead National Geographic Global Networks

Courteney Monroe Promoted to Lead National Geographic Global Networks

Courteney Monroe has been promoted to lead National Geographic channels worldwide as part of the management restructuring that accompanied the expansion of 21st Century Fox's partnership with the National Geographic Society.Monroe had been CEO of National Geographic Channels U.S. In her new role as CEO of National Geographic Global Networks, she will oversee programming, marketing and operations for all Nat Geo-branded channels around the world as well as the National Geographic Studios production arm.Ward Platt, who had been CEO of...


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