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Discovery Networks Coming to Atlanta

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ATLANTA Discovery Networks will open a sales office in Atlanta on May 2 to service clients and agencies throughout the Southeast, the network said.

Scott Kohn will lead the effort and is hiring an account executive, sales planner and sales assistant to staff the Buckhead offices. Kohn, who has been with the network for eight years, was managing sales in the Southeast from the network's New York office before moving to Atlanta. He will report to Evan Sternschein, senior vice president of national advertising.

Discovery decided to open the office because of the increase in sales in the region, a spokesperson said.

The day after the office opens, the network will hold its upfront presentation at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta to present new programming to advertisers. Kohn also is scheduled to discuss the opening of the new office.