Andy Weissberg was appointed to his position as Animal Planet's senior vice president of programming and scheduling in June 2015 and Science Channel’s in October 2016. In this role, Weissberg leads Animal Planet's programming group, overseeing the network's long-range program planning and the daily content schedule while collaborating across multiple departments to maximize Animal Planet's impact on multiple distribution platforms.
This veteran television programmer joined Discovery Communications in 2009 as Vice President, Programming and Scheduling. Since then, his creative and operational strategy has helped drive some of the most-watched years ever for Animal Planet in both prime and total day across several key demos.
Weissberg has extensive experience in non-fiction programming, with a strong record of programming for History and A&E Television Networks. Weissberg was the director of program scheduling & acquisitions at History for more than six years, where he was charged with developing the strategic vision and program planning for History Channel and its digital networks, History Military and History en Español.
He was an integral part of the team that led History to five consecutive years of growth, and in 2009, the network finished in the top 10 in P25-54 in all of cable. Weissberg oversaw the alternative platform scheduling and product development and evaluated and negotiated program acquisitions.
Prior to his promotion at History, he held the post of manager of program scheduling & acquisitions for five years. In addition, Weissberg was a senior programming research analyst with A&E Television Networks for three years, providing research guidance and consumer insight for the company's portfolio of networks.
Weissberg is a graduate of The State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in political science. He did post-graduate work at Emerson College in Boston and is currently based in New York.