Discovery Promotes CFO

Discovery Communications has promoted Doug Baker to the position of chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Discovery Networks International.

Baker currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of DNI and will transition into his new role over the next few weeks.

He will now be responsible for oversight of DNI’s strategy and research in addition to leading all financial aspects of DNI finance and global brand solutions. Baker will continue to lead the division's regional COO/CFOs in Western Europe, the Nordics (SBS-Discovery), CEE, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific and serve as a key strategic partner to international senior management across the business.

Baker joined Discovery in 2005 as CFO for Discovery Commerce. Prior to joining Discovery, he served in a variety of financial, operating and strategic roles, primarily with leading consumer brand Hallmark.