Chris Albert is the executive vice president of Global Communications and Talent Relations for Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content. He is responsible for developing and executing global consumer and trade communications strategies for the Disney Branded Television, National Geographic Content and National Geographic Documentary Films. His purview also includes linear channels, Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO. Albert also leads both the talent relations department, which manages internal and external demands of on-air talent, and the events department that works across National Geographic and Disney Branded Television.
During his illustrious tenure at National Geographic, Albert and his team launched landmark campaigns for a multitude of shows, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature documentaries Free Solo and The Cave, Emmy®-nominated anthology series Genius, epic natural history series One Strange Rock, hit series The World According to Jeff Goldblum on Disney+, and highly rated series Uncharted: Gordon Ramsay, just to mention a few. Upcoming Nat Geo campaigns for Albert include blockbuster nonfiction series Welcome to Earth, hosted by Will Smith, on Disney+, and The Hot Zone: Anthrax, season two of the anthology series whose first season became the most-watched scripted series for National Geographic.
Albert’s leadership has guided the network’s awards strategy, resulting in more critical acclaim and awards recognition than ever before. At the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, National Geographic garnered 13 Primetime Emmy nominations, winning three. In 2019, Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning documentary Free Solo became the most Emmy-nominated documentary of the year, nabbing seven wins.