History Channel has a new chief–Nancy Dubuc. Dubuc, currently senior VP, non-fiction programming and new media for History’s parent company A&E Television Networks, replaces current History President Dan Davids, an AETN veteran since 1984. Dubuc will take up the post of Executive VP/GM for History starting Jan. 1, reporting to AETN President/CEO Abbe Raven.
Dubuc joined AETN as a development executive at History about five years ago after stints at PBS in Boston and Discover magazine. She moved to sister channel A&E when Raven, then head of History, switched jobs with Davids who was head of A&E. Dubuc went on to oversee development of A&E’s successful reality series, including Dog the Bounty Hunter and Criss Angel: Mindfreak as senior VP of programming for the channel, and in June added oversight of History Channel development to her duties.