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Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Speaker Tom McDonald


Tom McDonald

EVP, Global Factual & Unscripted Content

National Geographic

McDonald joined Nat Geo in 2022 after many years with the BBC, and oversees the development and production of all global unscripted series and specials across all formats and categories for Nat Geo content produced for Disney+ and its global linear channels (National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO). Delivering on ambitious programming goals within his first year at the company, McDonald upholds Nat Geo as the model for unscripted and factual storytelling that feeds curiosity and seeks truth and understanding. He oversaw the release of Limitless with Chris Hemsworth, the most watched Nat Geo series on Disney+ and also helped expand Hemsworth’s relationship with Nat Geo, shepherding a first-look deal with Hemsworth and producer Ben Grayson’s Wild State Company, bringing in fresh, unscripted projects focused on adventure, exploration, travel and science.

Other recent Nat Geo programming highlights include the Emmy nominated Secrets of The Elephants, the multi-Emmy nominated investigative documentary series Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller and the greenlight of three seasons of One Day In America (JFK, Jonestown, Oklahoma Bombing) following the success of 9/11: One Day In America.

Speaking on: Inside Nat Geo with Tom McDonald, EVP, Global Factual & Unscripted

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