Annual Forum Speakers

Executive Panelist: Jennifer Dangar

Jennifer Dangar

President, Distribution & Business Development
The Weather Channel

Women in Sales Leadership Panelist

AF.Jennifer Dangar100x100As president of distribution and business development for The Weather Company (TWC), Jennifer Dangar provides strategic direction and leadership of TWC’s distribution and business development efforts with cable, satellite and telecommunications operators and distributed content partners. Dangar is responsible for seeking out new opportunities for growth and expanding relationships with distribution partners across all platforms. She also oversees TWC’s hyper-local platform, a new business focused on expanding the company’s strengths in the local space to leverage its massive consumer reach and enhance the core weather experience with relevant lifestyle planning and locally-focused live content.

With more than 20 years of experience in the cable industry, Dangar has been responsible for virtually all areas of affiliate management, including deal negotiation, sales management, marketing, new media, local ad sales and public affairs.

Most recently, she served as senior vice president of domestic distribution for Discovery Networks U.S., where Dangar and her team oversaw all aspects of account management for the top distributors and were responsible for distribution of all new networks within the Discovery portfolio. She oversaw new media distribution and was charged with negotiating agreements with affiliates and new entrants to gain widespread distribution for Discovery’s non-linear video products.

Prior to that, Dangar was with Turner Broadcasting for five years, where she served as vice president of national accounts and strategic marketing. Early in her career she held positions at C-SPAN and Viewer’s Choice (now In Demand).

Dangar has been active in industry groups, including holding leadership roles with WICT, CAB and CTAM. She has been recognized for her contributions to the industry, winning numerous WICT, CTAM Mark and CTPAA Beacon Awards.