Former Frontline producer now president of Nat Geo TV

By Dru Sefton

Runnette

Brooke Runnette, who spent a year as a producer at Frontline, is the new president of National Geographic Television.

Runnette worked at WGBH’s icon investigative news program from 1999 to 2000. From there she became a producer at ABC News Nightline, executive producer at TLC/Discovery Communications (Little People, Big World) and, most recently, executive producer and director of development at Discovery Channel — where she oversaw the popular “Shark Week” strand for four years.

She  joined National Geographic Channels as a vice president of development and special projects earlier this month.

In her new role, she will oversee the production arm of National Geographic, reporting directly to John Fahey, National Geographic Society chair and c.e.o.

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