James Williams

Vice President of Digital Video - National Geographic Partners


James Williams is the vice president of digital video at National Geographic Partners, where he is responsible for all stages of short-form video development, from creating strategies to executing content. Williams’ unique vision, storytelling faculties and 15-plus years of industry experience have helped National Geographic Partners broaden its digital reach and become a leader across several platforms.

Before coming to National Geographic, Williams worked for nearly 10 years at Discovery Communications. While there, he founded the first Discovery News video team and went on to become an executive producer at Discover Digital Networks in San Francisco, where he launched the Animalist Network.

Williams earned his B.A. in communication studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. When he’s not leading the wave of digital storytelling, Williams is catching waves at beaches all along the East Coast.



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