From TV Week:

    National Geographic Channel named Discovery Communications veteran Steve Burns as executive VP for content as the channel remakes its top management.

    Mr. Burns replaces John Ford, who left Nat Geo in March for a production company and to pursue other interests. He will report to David Haslingden, who was named CEO later that month after Laureen Ong moved to Star, News Corp.’s Asian satellite TV operation.

    Beginning July 9, Mr. Burns will oversee development, production, acquisitions and scheduling.