Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nat Geo WILD
Geoffrey Daniels is Global Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nat Geo WILD, which launched in March 2010. In this role, Daniels annually commissions close to 200 hours of original series, specials and events for broadcast on WILD worldwide, furthering the network’s commitment to provide extraordinary wildlife programming that inspires people to care about the planet. Under Daniels’ leadership, WILD continues to deliver brand-defining events like Big Cat Week and SharkFest, and breakout series such as The Incredible Dr. Pol,Savage Kingdom and Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet. Additionally, Daniels continues to bring WILD to animal lovers everywhere through innovative new projects like Safari Live, digital series wild_life With Bertie Gregory and Untamed With Filipe DeAndrade, WILD magazines, books, live events and more.
In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Development and Production for National Geographic Channels International, Daniels commissioned more than 250 hours of original programming per year for broadcast in 166 countries, 315 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. He produced nearly 400 hours of factual programming across the network’s core nature, science, adventure and world culture genres, directing breakout series such as Seconds From Disaster, Mega Structures and Air Crash Investigation. In addition, Daniels managed NGCI’s editorial relationship with strategic co-production and output partners in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining NGCI in 2001, Daniels was Director of Development for National Geographic Television & Film where, as part of the Program Enterprise Group, he developed and produced specials and series in support of National Geographic Channel’s worldwide rollout and domestic U.S. launch.
Daniels began his career in new product development at Time-Life Video & Television, where he played a key role in building TLV into one of the world’s leading home video distributors through the acquisition and marketing of Sir David Attenborough’s “Trials of Life” and Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” and in co-production with the BBC on the award-winning children’s series “Growing Up Wild.” In 1996, Daniels directed Reader’s Digest’s entry into the global television market, heading up international co-productions and program catalog sales.