Howard Swartz Returns To Discovery Channel As SVP Production & Development; Jon Bardin Upped To VP Role

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Former Discovery Channel exec Howard Swartz is returning to the network as Senior Vice President of Production and Development. In addition, Jon Bardin has been promoted to Vice President of Documentaries and Specials at Discovery. In his new role, Swartz will head production for upcoming event programming including the weeklong hit series Shark Week,¬†which is about to begin its 30th anniversary run on July 22. In addition, he will have oversight over the network's…