Lucas Upped to COO of Discovery, Science Channels

Will lead strategy and operations for the two networks

Wonya Lucas has a new dual job: COO for the Discovery and Science Channels, Discovery Communications announced Monday.

Lucas, who fills the COO spots left vacant by Tom Cosgrove, recently named president and CEO of the brand-new Discovery, Sony and IMAX 3D Television Network, previously was chief marketing officer for Discovery Communications. 

As COO, Lucas will lead strategy and operations as well as the research and marketing departments at both networks.

Prior to joining Discovery Communications in 2008, Lucas was general manager and EVP of the Weather Channel Networks.