Jane Latman Named GM of Travel Channel


Expanding her current portfolio, Jane Latman has been named general manager of Travel Channel.

Latman will be responsible for the creative leadership and programming strategy for the network, which counts some 83 million subscribers. Latman will continue to serve as executive VP of development and research for Investigation Discovery (ID) and American Heroes Channel and general manager of Destination America. She is a 15-year veteran of Discovery.

“Jane is an unrivaled force in the television industry whose visionary creativity, natural leadership skills and passionate belief in collaboration make her one of the most, deservedly, respected executives in the industry,” said Group President Henry Schleiff, to whom she will continue to report. “I’m continually impressed by her ability to cultivate content that converts viewers into passionate fans—and, move a brand forward—a trait that will undoubtedly make her a successful steward at Travel Channel.”