Danyel Mendoza Promoted to VP, Programming Strategy & Content Planning for Disney Channel

Shannen Ace

Danyel Mendoza and Disney Channel logo

Danyel Mendoza Promoted to VP, Programming Strategy & Content Planning for Disney Channel

Disney has promoted Danyel Mendoza to vice president of Programming Strategy & Content Planning for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.

Danyel Mendoza Promoted

Danyel Mendoza and Disney Channel logo

Mendoza has worked for Disney for 27 years, working her way up from senior manager in Broadcast Services to director of Multiplatform Programming Strategy & Content Planning for Disney Channels and National Geographic. In her last position, she was responsible for directing brand, content, and platform strategies across nonlinear platforms for kids’ television networks. She also helped strategize the relaunch of National Geographic Kids on YouTube and implemented short-form strategy for Disney Television Animation original anthology shorts.

Mendoza will continue to report to Christian Drobnyk, executive VP of Programming FX, National Geographic, Freeform & Disney Branded Television.

Danyel has exceptional expertise in our kid-targeted content, platforms and franchise business, and is a true team player working collaboratively across the company to develop, launch and grow key multi-platform priorities.

Christian Drobnyk

Mendova’s purview has expanded to both nonlinear and linear platforms, aligning the planning and strategy teams into one. She will work with the Direct-to-Consumer Programming teams on mitigating content from branded networks to Disney+ and Hulu.

In other recent The Walt Disney Company shakeups, we learned that Sean Bailey was stepping down as President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production after 15 years. Searchlight co-president David Greenbaum is replacing him as the new President of Live Action and 20th Century Studios.

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