People: Discovery Communications Inc (DISCA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Zaslav

54 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andrew Warren

47 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Jean-Briac Perrette

2014 President - Discovery Networks International

Kurt Wehner

52 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Bruce Campbell

46 2012 Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, General Counsel

Adria Alpert-Romm

59 2007 Senior Executive Vice President - Human Resources

S. Decker Anstrom

63 2012 Independent Director

Robert Beck

74 2008 Independent Director

Robert Bennett

56 2008 Independent Director

Paul Gould

68 2005 Independent Director

John Malone

73 2008 Independent Director

Robert Miron

76 2008 Independent Director

Steven Miron

48 2008 Independent Director

M. LaVoy Robison

78 2005 Independent Director

J. David Wargo

61 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Zaslav

Mr. David M. Zaslav is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Discovery Communications Inc. Mr. Zaslav has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery since January 2007. Mr. Zaslav served as President, Cable & Domestic Television and New Media Distribution of NBC Universal, Inc., a media and entertainment company, from May 2006 to December 2006. Mr. Zaslav served as Executive Vice President of NBC and President of NBC Cable, a division of NBC, from October 1999 to May 2006. Mr. Zaslav was a member of the board of TiVo Inc. until he declined to stand for reelection in 2010.

Andrew Warren

Mr. Andrew C. Warren is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Discovery Communications, Inc., since March 26, 2012. Mr. Warren served as Chief Financial Officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc. (now Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.) a designer, marketer and retail supplier of premium lifestyle fashion brands, from 2007 to 2012.

Jean-Briac Perrette

Mr.Jean-Briac Perrette has been appointed as President - Discovery Networks International of Discovery Communications Inc., effective March 01, 2014. Since joining Discovery in October 2011, Perrette has built best-in-class digital and technology organizations helping to establish Discovery's industry-leading presence in the digital media field. With Perrette at the helm, Discovery has become a leading provider of high-quality nonfiction media across all screens. Perrette and his team led the successful acquisitions of Revision3 and DeFranco Creative, strategic investments in Lumosity and Learnist, the launches of digital/online networks Animalist and TestTube, and the implementation of innovative live online experiences such as SKYWIRE LIVE and Animal Planet L!VE. Prior to joining Discovery, Perrette spent 11 years with NBCUniversal, where he most recently served as President, Digital and Affiliate Distribution, and Content Distribution Strategy, leading North American distribution of television and film content across platforms. He also helped launch new digital channels Sleuth (now Cloo), Chiller and Universal HD and played a leadership role in developing the industry-leading digital venture, Hulu. Perrette's previous roles at NBC Universal included CFO of NBC Universal Cable, CFO of Bravo Media, and VP of NBC Business Development. Before joining NBC in 2000, Perrette was a member of General Electric's top leadership development program based in London, and at CS First Boston in London and Tokyo.

Kurt Wehner

Mr. Kurt T. Wehner is Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., since November 2012. Mr. Wehner joined the Company in September 2011. Mr. Wehner was an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP from 2000 to 2011.

Bruce Campbell

Mr. Bruce L. Campbell is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer and General Counsel of Discovery Communications, Inc. Mr. Campbell became Chief Development Officer in August 2010 and General Counsel in December 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell served as President, Digital Media & Corporate Development from March 2007 through August 2010. Mr. Campbell also served as corporate secretary from December 2010 to February 2012. Mr. Campbell served as Executive Vice President, Business Development of NBC from December 2005 to March 2007, and Senior Vice President, Business Development of NBC from January 2003 to November 2005.

Adria Alpert-Romm

Ms. Adria Alpert-Romm is Senior Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Discovery Communications Inc., since March 2007. Ms. Romm served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of NBC from 2004 to 2007. Prior to 2004, Ms. Romm served as a Vice President in Human Resources for the NBC TV network and NBC staff functions.

S. Decker Anstrom

Mr. S. Decker Anstrom is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications, Inc., since December 2012. Mr. Anstrom has served as President of Landmark Communications and Chairman of The Weather Channel companies from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. From 2001 to September 2011, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and also served as a chair of the Governance Committee of Comcast Corporation.

Robert Beck

Mr. Robert R. Beck is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Since 2001, Mr. Beck has served as an independent consultant, advising on complex financial and business matters. Prior to 2001, Mr. Beck served as a Managing Director of Putnam Investments.

Robert Bennett

Mr. Robert R. Bennett is an Independent Directorof Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Bennett served as President of DHC from March 2005 to September 2008 and a director of DHC from May 2005 until September 2008. Mr. Bennett has almost twenty years of executive management experience in the cable television industry, including various executive positions with Liberty Media since its inception in 1990. Mr. Bennett is a director of Liberty Media, Sprint Nextel Corporation and Demand Media, Inc.

Paul Gould

Mr. Paul A. Gould is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Gould served as a director of Discovery Holding Company (“DHC”), the predecessor company, from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Gould has served at Allen & Company Incorporated, an investment banking services company, since 1972, including as a Managing Director and Executive Vice President for more than the last five years. Mr. Gould has served as a financial advisor to many Fortune 500 corporations and advised on a number of largemedia company acquisitions. Mr. Gould is a director of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation and Liberty Global, Inc. (“Liberty Global”). In 2010 Mr. Gould resigned as director of DIRECTV and declined to stand for reelection as director of Liberty Media, Inc. (“Liberty Media”), now Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”).

John Malone

Dr. John C. Malone is an Independent Director of Discovery Communictions Inc., since September 2008. Dr. Malone served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DHC from March 2005 to September 2008 and a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Over the last 40 years, Dr. Malone has played a central role in the cable television industry. Dr. Malone has served as Chairman of the Board and a director of Liberty Media since 1990. Dr. Malone is Chairman of the Boards of Liberty Global, Liberty Media, and Liberty Interactive, and a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., Expedia, Inc., and Sirius XM Radio Inc. Dr. Malone resigned from the boards of DIRECTV and IAC/InterActiveCorp in June 2010 and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. in February 2011. Dr. Malone has played a pivotal role in the cable television industry since its inception.

Robert Miron

Mr. Robert J. Miron is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc. since September 2008. Mr. Miron served as Chairman of Advance/Newhouse Communications and Bright House Networks, LLC (“Bright House”) from July 2002, retiring in December 2010. Mr. Miron served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse Communications and Bright House from July 2002 to May 2008.

Steven Miron

Mr. Steven A. Miron is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Miron has served as Chief Executive Officer of Advance/Newhouse Communications and Bright House since May 2008. He also served as President of Advance/Newhouse Communications and Bright House from July 2002 to May 2008.

M. LaVoy Robison

Mr. M. LaVoy Robison is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Robison served as a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Robison has been on the board of The Anschutz Foundation, a private foundation, since January 1998, and was their executive director from 1998 to November 2010. Mr. Robison was a director of Liberty Media and following Liberty Media’s restructuring, is now a director of Liberty Interactive.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is an Independent Director of Discovery Communications Inc., since September 2008. Mr. Wargo served as a director of DHC from May 2005 to September 2008. Mr. Wargo has served as President of Wargo & Company, Inc., a private investment company specializing in the communications industry, since January 1993. Mr. Wargo is a director of Strayer Education, Inc. and Liberty Global. Mr. Wargo served on the board of Fun Technologies, Inc. from 2007 to 2008.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

David Zaslav

1,848,961 58,682,600

Andrew Warren

0 0

Jean-Briac Perrette

0 0

Kurt Wehner

0 0

Bruce Campbell

46,649 2,078,820

Adria Alpert-Romm

100,000 478,000

S. Decker Anstrom

0 0

Robert Beck

0 0

Robert Bennett

18,705,493 0

Paul Gould

0 0

John Malone

78,729,907 0

Robert Miron

0 0

Steven Miron

0 0

M. LaVoy Robison

0 0

J. David Wargo

0 0
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