Television veteran Charlie Foley has been promoted to lead Animal Planet’s content pipeline as senior vice president of development. He continues to report to Animal Planet president and general manager Marjorie Kaplan.
Kaplan and Foley also announced two appointments to the newly expanded development team – production/development executives Kurt Tondorf from Optomen Productions and Andy Berg from A&E/Bio – as vice presidents of development, reporting to Foley. Together, the trio will oversee program development for the network and is responsible for the conceptualization and creation of series, stunts, specials and other programming initiatives.
Source: Animal Planet press release