Matthew Butler Named Travel Channel Gm After Jane Latman’s Move To Hgtv

Discovery veteran Matthew Butler has been named general manager of Travel Channel, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, and Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.

His appointment follows the move of Jane Latman to head of Hgtv, which was announced last week.

“Given the terrific success of Travel’s recent repositioning, coupled with Matt’s long-term impact on the brand, we didn’t have far to go in search of our new Gm,” said Finch. “I’m delighted to have Matt continue the vision he and Jane Latman created together for Travel, opening the brand to explore more mystery and adventure, while remaining keenly focused on creating content that our loyal viewers will love.”

Schleiff, to whom Butler will now report, said Butler is taking the helm at the Travel Channel “at a time of great momentum and strength.
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