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Stephen Reverand moves from Discovery US to Nat Geo

MUMBAI: With the aim of further expanding its documentary production team, National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) in the US has announced that Stephen Reverand has joined as senior VP.

Reverand will be responsible for overseeing both the specials unit as well as the national history unit. He reports to NGT&F executive VP Michael Rosenfeld.

Rosenfeld says, “Stephen has an impressive track record as a filmmaker and a television executive. He has the creative flair and the management skills to help us build this crucial area of our business.”

Prior to joining National Geographic, Reverand worked for rival Discovery, most recently as VP of production, where his work in events and specials earned him a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for editorial direction of Black Sky: The Race for Space. More recently, he oversaw the two-hour special The Flight that Fought Back and was involved with natural history projects such as the BBC’s Supernature and Blue Planet.

He joined Discovery in 2000 as an executive producer and was later named managing editor, contextual documentaries. During his six years with the network, he oversaw several of Discovery’s most highly-rated projects, including Supervolcano and the highly-acclaimed Behind the Terror: Understanding the Enemy.

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