CNBC Names Denise Contis Head of Primetime Content

Denise Contis has been named executive vice president and head of primetime content at CNBC. Formerly Discovery Channel’s senior Evp of development and production, she will report directly to CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman in her new role.

Contis will be responsible for CNBC’s primetime content, production and development. She starts working out of the CNBC’s New York office on Tuesday, and divide her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she resides.

“Denise has a demonstrated track record of building global brands and franchise hits,” Hoffman said in a memo to staff Monday. “She spent many years at Discovery Communications holding a number of leadership positions from 2008 to 2017. Most recently, Denise served as Senior Executive Vice President of Development & Production for the Us & UK managing the delivery of 500+ hours of original programming annually including such hits as ‘Gold Rush,’ ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Fast N’ Loud,’ ‘Alaskan Bush People,

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