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Doug Bailey
Doug Bailey
Adjunct Professor



Doug Bailey is currently Vice President, Content and Editorial Strategy at National Geographic Society.  There, he is in charge of impact media strategy, development, and production.  Prior, he was Director of Production and Development for Travel Channel. There, he was responsible for broadening programming by identifying and executing new pilots and series for the network. Previously, as a key member of the development team, Bailey recognized a number of projects to greenlight, which contributed to brand and ratings growth. Using his strong history of launching successful entertainment series, Bailey was charged with finding and producing new programs, new genres and new ways of talking to audiences across multiple platforms. He developed and oversaw series featuring celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Jon Cryer, and Terry Crews. Additionally, he developed and supervised production of "Planet Primetime," "Follow Your Past," and other series.  

Prior to joining Travel Channel, Bailey was a development executive at Discovery Channel. In this role, his main priority was developing brand-defining specials for the network including “Great White Invasion,” “Secret America,” “Finding Amelia” and “Two Weeks in Hell.” Further, he oversaw the development of numerous series and contributed to other highly-rated shows during his tenure such as “Surviving The Cut,” “Desert Car Kings,” “Dual Survival” and “Time Warp.” Prior to that, he was in development and programming for Science Channel and Military Channel. 

Early in his career, he worked in news and public affairs as a White House Producer for C-SPAN and a producer/director in local news. 

Bailey holds a master’s degree in media management from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in television radio from Ithaca College.


MS, Media Management, Ohio University
BS, Television Radio, Ithaca College