Bruce Campbell was Appointed as General Counsel at Discovery Communications

Date of management change: June 01, 2007 

What Happened?

Silver Spring, MD-based Discovery Communications hired Bruce Campbell as General Counsel.


About the Company

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education.


About the Person

Mr. Bruce L. Campbell serves as Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer at Discovery, Inc. He served as Chief Distribution Officer at Discovery Inc. (Formerly known as Discovery Communications Inc.) since October 5, 2015 and served as its Chief Development Officer since August 2010. He is a Director of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. since March 6, 2018. Mr. Campbell has been Chief Legal Officer at Discovery Inc. since December 2010. Mr. Campbell served as the Chief Development & Digital Officer at Discovery Inc. from 2014 to September 29, 2015 and also its General Counsel from December 2010 to September 29, 2015. Mr. Campbell directs worldwide business development of Discovery Inc. including acquisitions, joint ventures and all major business transactions. His responsibilities include the development of new distribution platforms for original content, the creation of digital media extensions for Discovery's stable of brands and oversight of digital media services. He served as Secretary of Discovery Inc. from December, 2010 to February 2012. He served as the Chief Development Officer and General Counsel of Discovery Communications, LLC. Mr. Campbell served as the Senior Executive Vice President. He served as Secretary of Discovery Inc. since December 2010. He served as President of Digital Media & Corporate Development at Discovery Inc. from March 2007 through August 2010 and its subsidiary Discovery Communications Holding, LLC from March 16, 2007 to August 2010. Mr. Campbell served as an Executive Vice President of Business Development of NBC Universal, Inc. and also served as its Business Development Chief from December 2005 until March 16, 2007. He was responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and portfolio investments. He played an integral role in a series of NBC Universal's acquisitions, including Telemundo since 2002 (valued at $2.7 billion) and Vivendi Universal Entertainment since 2004. Mr. Campbell joined NBC since 1997 as corporate and transactions counsel and served as its Senior Vice President of business development. Before his time at NBC, he served as a lawyer at the Los Angeles firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he specialized in corporate and securities law. He serves as Director of Ucfh II Finance, Inc. Mr. Campbell serves on the boards of the A&E Television Networks, National Geographic International, Universal Orlando Theme Parks and He served as Director of Remark Media, Inc. from December 14, 2007 to December 2009. He served as a Member of Park Advisory Board of Universal City Development Partners Ltd. from February 9, 2006 to April 2007. Mr. Campbell graduated from Princeton University in 1990, where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs and Harvard Law School in 1993.


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