Discovery Promotes Two

Discovery Networks U.S. Monday announced the promotions of Kristin Brown and Bryan Hughes.

Brown was promoted to vice president, talent relations, strategy and development, from VP, communications.

In her newly created position, Brown will serve as the gatekeeper of the relationships between key talent, Discovery Networks’ 10 general managers and development executives, as well as the chief talent liaison with the corporate, retail, licensing and talent-relations/business-affairs divisions within parent company Discovery Communications Inc. She will also manage the relationships with external booking and casting agencies employed by Discovery Networks.

Hughes, formerly director, external communications for DCI, replaces Brown as VP, communications.

He will oversee program publicity and trade- and business-communications efforts for Discovery Times Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel, Discovery Wings Channel and Discovery en Español.

He will also oversee the competition-planning group and the operations team within the department.