Discovery Channel has promoted Joseph Boyle to senior vice president, production and development, the network announced on Wednesday.
Boyle steps into the role vacated by Russ McCarroll. He will be based in Los Angeles and report to Discovery & Factual chief brand officer Nancy Daniels.
“Joe has a passion for telling stories and an incredible creative vision. He has not only cultivated new programs for the network but has re-invigorated many of our longest-running hit series. I’m excited to have him continue to be a vital part of the senior team,” Daniels said in a statement.
Boyle has been with the production and development team at Discovery since 2013 and was oversaw both “Deadliest Catch” and “Naked and Afraid” for the network, as well as the spinoff “Naked and Afraid XL.”
Prior to joining Discovery, he was a showrunner overseeing productions for Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, History, and Syfy.