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Judith A. McHale
President & COO
Discovery Communications, Inc.

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI), Judith McHale is responsible for overall strategic direction, business development and operations of all DCI resources and properties in the United States and around the world. Under her leadership, DCI has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, to become the leading global real work media company.

Ms. McHale has led DCI's extensive efforts to fulfill its social responsibilities. She created the Discovery Channel Global Education Fund, which provides advanced satellite technology to deliver free educational programming to over 40,000 students at 43 schools and community centers throughout rural Africa and Latin America. In 1999, following the tragic shootings in Littleton, Colorado, she committed DCI to provide media literacy training to every public school in Maryland.

Before joining Discovery in 1987 as its general counsel, she served as general counsel for MTV Networks, where she was responsible for legal affairs for MTV, Nickelodeon and VH-1. Ms. McHale graduated from Fordham Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in politics from the University of Nottingham in England.

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