As President and General Manager of TLC, Daniels oversees all aspects of the network programming, production, development, new media, communications and marketing. Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, she’s held this position since September 2013.
Since Daniels became GM, TLC has been breaking records, closing out 2015 with 26 shows that averaged 1.0M P2+ viewers or more, and six shows with over 2.0 P2+ viewers including The Little Couple, Sister Wives, Little People, Big World and Return to Amish. In 2015 TLC had eight new series renewed for a second season including My Big Fat Fabulous Life; I Am Jazz; Love, Lust or Run; 7 Little Johnstons; Our Little Family; Willis Family; and My Giant Life. In 1Q16 to-date, TLC is pacing +14% higher in Prime delivery among W25-54 versus 4Q15. Prime success is driven by Wednesday nights with successful airings of My 600-lb Life and new series, Skin Tight.
Formerly, Daniels served as EVP, Production & Development for Discovery Channel, contributing to the network’s recent record-breaking success, and overseeing the network’s focus on live events – notably Skywire Live and American Chopper Live, as well as some of their most popular shows including American Chopper, Bering Sea Gold, Fast N’ Loud, Naked And Afraid, Gold Rush, the special The Presidents’ Gatekeepers, and the Emmy nominated All The President’s Men Revisited, Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters and Frozen Planet.
Concurrently, Daniels served as General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health, where she had been managing the day-to-day operations of the network. Prior to these positions, she served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development for TLC, overseeing all execution for the network’s programming. While there, Daniels oversaw the launch of new diverse hits, including Cake Boss, The Little Couple, Sister Wives, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the Policewomen franchise and Four Weddings. At the same time, she guided the strength and resurgence of TLC’s longest running hits What Not To Wear and Say Yes To The Dress.
Daniels joined Discovery Communications in 2007 as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Studios (West Coast) and was subsequently elevated to Senior Vice President. She has also held executive positions at CBS where she served as Vice President of Alternative Series Development, working on CBS’s key reality properties including Survivor, multiple Emmy Award-winner The Amazing Race and Big Brother, and has had an extensive career as a producer in the independent television community. Reference
Nancy Daniels Social Links
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) hosted its annual Accessories for Success Spring Scholarship Luncheon at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills presented by City National Bank and TLC. The afternoon honored Nancy Daniels, President & General Manager, TLC with the “Excellence in Mentoring Award” and Stephen Galloway, Executive Editor, Features, The Hollywood Reporter with the “Innovator Award.” Actress and fashion icon Amber Valletta returns as host. Laura Lizer, BBBSLA Board Chair; Rebecca Campbell; Nancy Taylor; Nina Shaw; Kate Nichols; Sandra Stern; Nicole Lorey and Loyola Marymount University are Honorary Co-Chairs. Prior to the luncheon, luxury accessories boutique vendors featured fashionable accessories for purchase with a portion of proceeds from sales donated to BBBSLA. Host Erin Mooney interviews Mindy Kaling, Amber Valletta, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Nancy Daniels, Ryan Caplette, Darius King, Tiffany Siart, Lyrik, Travis Van Winkle, Stephen Galloway & Kelly Sullivan