National Geographic has named Tulani André vice president of social media and Soo-Jeong Kang vice president, head of visuals. Both executives join the National Geographic Content team led by President Courteney Monroe.
“As we build on Nat Geo’s more than 135-year legacy, I’m honored and excited to have Tulani and Soo-Jeong join us, bringing such a wealth of industry experience in their respective fields to our brand. Working closely with Pam Levine [Head of Marketing, Disney Branded Television and National Geographic] and the content marketing teams, we will continue innovating and excelling as a media industry leader under their leadership, driving new and cutting-edge approaches to our storytelling,” said David Miller, National Geographic executive vice president and general manager, in a statement.
André, who reports to Miller in her new post, will oversee all of National Geographic’s social media properties where the brand reaches more than a half-billion followers. That includes driving social and digital engagement for National Geographic’s linear and streaming shows as well as National Geographic magazine’s print and digital storytelling.
She will also oversee all of Nat Geo’s branded accounts — including NatGeo, NatGeoTV, Wild, Doc Films, and NatGeo Travel — across social platforms Instagram, TikTok, X, Facebook and YouTube. In this role, André will define and implement social strategy that supports multiple lines of businesses, as well as high-priority projects across The Walt Disney Company, which owns National Geographic.
André comes to National Geographic from Prime Video, where she was the global lead of social and editorial, launching, managing and elevating both editorial social handles and Amazon Studios’ social accounts. Prior to Prime Video, André was vice president of social media at Fox Corporation, where she led social strategy and content for Fox Entertainment as well as for streaming platform Tubi.
Kang will lead the creation of editorial photography, video and immersive content for the National Geographic brand globally across platforms, including National Geographic magazine, NationalGeographic.com and the National Geographic app; National Geographic Kids and Little Kids magazines; National Geographic History magazine; newsstand special editions; and the brand’s social media. Kang’s priority also will be to work closely with the diverse group of global contributors who create visual content and develop best-in-class editorial ideas with National Geographic. She reports to Nathan Lump, National Geographic senior vice president and editor-in-chief.
Kang comes from Condé Nast, where she served as executive director of programming for The New Yorker, managing a team that commissioned and produced close to 100 videos per year. While there, she received an Emmy and a Peabody award for outstanding interactive media in 2022 for “Reeducated” and seven Academy Award nominations over 2022 and 2023 in the documentary short film, live-action short film and animated short film categories. Prior to The New Yorker, Kang spent 15 years at The New York Times as both a photography editor and executive video producer.
André and Kang will be relocating to Washington, D.C., in the coming months.