McDaniel will be executive vice president and general manager, entertainment. She will head up the entertainment unit, focusing on developing unscripted programs and associated marketing, syndication, and distribution.
Hearst Media Production Group was created by Hearst Corporation to amplify Hearst Television’s program production and distribution. McDaniel was previously an EVP at Litton Entertainment, a majority interest in which was acquired by Hearst in 2017 and the balance in 2021. Litton will be rebranded under the Hearst Media Production Group umbrella.