Tim Pastore Exits Nat Geo


Tim Pastore, National Geographic Channel’s president of original programming and production, is stepping down after four years in the role.

“My departure brings to a close an incredibly proud chapter in my career—one that began with a bush flight into the Arctic creating a series called Life Below Zero (soon to hit 100 episodes!) and forging my relationship with this magnificent brand and company,” Pastore said in a memo to Nat Geo staff. “I will always cherish working alongside all of you amazingly talented and passionate individuals. I am grateful for having had the opportunity as we moved this brand into the future.”

Pastore’s last day is tomorrow. Geoff Daniels, the executive VP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD, will take over the role on an interim basis.  Carolyn Bernstein, executive VP and head of global scripted development, will continue to report to National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe.

“It goes without saying that Tim was an instrumental part of our transformation, and I will be forever grateful to him and his team for dedicating themselves to our new programming vision,” Monroe said in a company memo. “I know change is hard, especially at a time when we face uncertainty as a company, but rest assured that Geoff and I both have a clear vision for what we need to do and we are excited, as we enter a new fiscal year, to continue along our transformational path.”