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Dan Salerno

DanSalernoAs Vice President Programming, Dan Salerno focuses on programming, development, and strategy for Nat Geo Wild. He also manages a range of the US Channel’s strategic programming initiatives including Safari Live and the Westminster Dog Show. Prior to Nat Geo Wild, Salerno was VP Programming and Strategy for National Geographic’s Global Channels based out of the US.

Salerno joined National Geographic from BBC Worldwide. Based in Miami, he was responsible for leading the strategic programming efforts for BBC’s global channels in Latin America. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Programming, Production, and Development for Fuse, a music channel in NY. He was also the senior analyst for CableU.

Salerno started his career as part of the original launch team of The Discovery Channel, and later, with its sister channels TLC, Animal Planet, Travel, Discovery Health, Military, Home, & Science. Working across all aspects of Programming, he counts Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs, Mythbusters, and Shark Week amongst his favorite programming milestones during his tenure.

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