Global Head of Original Content
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube Susanne Daniels is an award winning entertainment executive who has developed and produced some of the most iconic and groundbreaking series in entertainment. As Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, Susanne is responsible for leading the company’s overall efforts and investments in original content, including programming strategy, development, and production of series and feature films from some of YouTube’s most successful creators. While at the platform, Susanne has brought to life critically acclaimed programming such as Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water, and The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story; and has spearheaded premium livestream events with artists including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Will Smith, and Paul McCartney. Susanne brings an extraordinary level of experience to YouTube, spanning her most recent work as President at MTV as well as top posts as the President of Lifetime Television and The WB, Vice President of Comedy for Fox Television and more. In these roles she’s led the development for some of the most memorable shows on TV, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Army Wives, Charmed, 7th Heaven, Smallville, Project Runway, Drop Dead Diva, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros Show, Are You The One and Scream. Susanne was inducted into the Variety Hall of Fame in 2019, and she serves on the boards of Common Sense Media, NATPE, UCLA MEMES, Center Theatre Group, among other advisory roles. She is based in Los Angeles where she resides with her husband, writer-producer-director Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill).