National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe announced on Tuesday that Emmy-nominated producer and television veteran Tim Pastore will be joining the network as president, original programming and production, NGC U.S.
Pastore’s new role will see him assuming oversight of all development, production and production management for National Geographic Channel U.S., responsible for approximately 400 hours of content annually. Heather Moran, executive vice president, programming and strategy, and Alan Eyres, senior vice president, programming and development, will work closely with and report directly to Pastore.
“Tim’s taste and sensibility for the National Geographic brand coupled with his incredible success in the factual cable entertainment landscape makes him the perfect person to help us realize the full potential of this network,” said Monroe. “As the creator of hit series including our very own ‘Life Below Zero,’ I am excited to partner with Tim to create smart, brand definitional, original, entertaining fare our viewers will love.”
Pastore will begin to transition from his current role as executive vice president of production and development for National Geographic Studios — the production entity of National Geographic Society — into his new role at NGC during the next four weeks, assuming the position full time beginning August 18.