Swartz departs “Nova” for Discovery Channel post

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Howard Swartz, executive producer of Nova, is joining Discovery Channel, effective immediately. He’ll be vice president of development and production at Discovery, a new position. Swartz will be based at the channel’s Los Angeles office to develop and supervise production of Curiosity. Swartz had joined Nova in January 2010. Swartz also worked at National Geographic Channel on programs including Explorer, Five Years on Mars and Inside the Living Body.