Director of Development and Production, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel; Co-Founder, The Public Good Projects
Ali Moss serves as director of documentaries and specials for Discovery Channel. In this role, Moss develops new documentaries and specials, and helps manage the development of concepts to green light, in addition to shepherding programs through production and delivery. She also identifies producers and directors necessary to develop new programming and is tasked with expanding Discovery’s slate of on-brand acquisitions, including films, documentaries and specials. In addition, Moss continues to produce documentaries in-house. She is based in New York and reports to John Hoffman, Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials.
Before joining Discovery Channel, Moss co-founded The Public Good Projects. While there, she served as executive producer on Sleepless in America, a co-production with the National Institutes of Health that explored the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence, which premiered on National Geographic Channel in 2014.
Earlier, Moss was with HBO and during her tenure there served as a co-producer of the multiple-Emmy Award-nominated The Weight of the Nation, the groundbreaking four-part documentary series, featuring case studies and interviews with our nation’s leading experts and the stories of individuals and families struggling with obesity, and associate producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary series, The Alzheimer’s Project. She was also the co-author of companion books to both of those series.
Moss earned her A.B. from Harvard College with a concentration in Literature.