WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2008)—National Geographic Television (NGT) President Michael Rosenfeld has announced the promotion of Maryanne Culpepper to executive vice president, editorial and new business development. She is responsible for managing editorial partnerships, taking the lead for NGT in co-production opportunities and spearheading corporate and foundation fundraising efforts as well as new business development.
“Maryanne has been instrumental in doubling NGT production hours from 50 to 100 in just two years,” said Rosenfeld. “She will play a vital role as we continue to grow our business both domestically and internationally.”
Culpepper previously served as senior vice president, editorial development, overseeing story development for all NGT programming. Culpepper is an Emmy and CINE Golden Eagle award-winning writer and producer with 20 years of experience in television production and broadcast management.
Rosenfeld also announced the promotion of Carrie Regan to vice president of development for series and Malvina Martin to vice president of development for specials.
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National Geographic Television (NGT) is the documentary TV production arm of the National Geographic Society (NGS), known around the world for its remarkable visuals and compelling stories. NGS is one of the largest global scientific and educational organizations, supporting field science on every continent and providing NGT with unparalleled access to developing stories around the world. In 1963 NGT broke ground by broadcasting on American network television the first moving pictures from the summit of Everest. Since then, NGT has continued to push technology to its limits to bring great stories to television audiences worldwide. With 129 Emmy Awards and nearly 1,000 other industry accolades, NGT programming can be seen globally on the National Geographic Channel, as well as terrestrial and other cable and satellite broadcasters worldwide through international sales by National Geographic Television International, and on U.S. public television stations.