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Dinnage to exit Discovery

November 1, 2019

Animal Planet chief and former Discovery UK and Ireland head Susanna Dinnage is set to leave the broadcast giant after 10 years.

Dinnage’s departure comes as Animal Planet restructures under the guidance of Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and factual.

Dinnage has headed the brand since 2017, when Animal Planet became the first of Discovery’s channel brands to be managed on a global basis. Last November, Dinnage prepared to leave Discovery after landing the Premier League chief executive position. However, just a few weeks after the announcement, she made a U-turn citing a change of heart, and decided to remain with Discovery to run Animal Planet.

“Susanna Dinnage, who has been an integral and deeply valued member of our leadership team for a decade, is supportive of this decision and will step down from her role as Global President of Animal Planet and leave Discovery at the end of the year,” an internal memo from Discovery CEO David Zaslav read.

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