WASHINGTON (Aug. 13, 2013)—National Geographic Television (NGT) President Brooke Runnette announced today that Tim Pastore has been named executive vice president, programming and development. Based in the New York office of NGT, he reports to Runnette.
Pastore is joining NGT from BBC Worldwide Productions, where he served as vice president of factual production and programming. He worked closely with producers as well as rights holders to develop and execute original content, including “Life Below Zero,” which currently airs on National Geographic Channel.
“Tim Pastore is a fantastically talented producer, and I’m thrilled to have him on the team,” said Runnette. “Over the next few months, Tim and I will be building out the development and production teams both in D.C. and New York and are looking forward to creating more hit series and specials for National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and our other partners. It’s an exciting time for us as we look forward to building on NGT’s fantastic legacy to make it an even more powerful media brand.”
Since June 2013, Pastore has been overseeing the next season of the Prime Time Emmy-nominated “Brain Games,” National Geographic Channel’s No. 1 series with host Jason Silva.
Pastore previously served as vice president of development and production for 3net, a joint venture from Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation, which was the first full-time, fully programmed 3-D television network in the United States. Before 3net, Pastore was the director of production and development at Discovery Channel, where he executive produced and helped develop several successful series such as “Gold Rush,” “Dual Survival,” “Flying Wild Alaska,” “Swamp Loggers” and “Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment.” In 2010, he received his second Emmy nomination, in the category of “Outstanding Reality Program,” for his work on “Dirty Jobs.” In 2007, he was an Emmy Award nominee in the category of “Outstanding Nonfiction Series” for his work on Discovery Channel’s hit series “Deadliest Catch.”
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