Butler steps in for Jane Latman, who was recently named president of Hgtv. In the new role, he will oversee the development, production, scheduling and overall operations for Travel Channel, and will be charged with leading the strategic growth of the audience and the brand.
He will report to Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.
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“Given the terrific success of Travel’s recent repositioning, coupled with Matt’s long-term impact on the brand, we didn’t have far to go in search of our new Gm,” said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer for Discovery. “I’m delighted to have Matt continue the vision he and Jane Latman created together for Travel, opening the