Mitch Semel is a multimedia producer, executive, and strategist with expertise in building and launching new TV platforms, apps, networks, and programs. His specialties include news, information, talk, comedy, drama, and variety content.
As Executive Editor of HuffPost Live he helped design, launch, and co-manage the groundbreaking social video platform. As General Manager of The Onion he helped transition the satirical brand from print to the digital era via its cable series, website, mobile apps, and social feeds.
Mitch has expanded content offerings and new distribution platforms for numerous broadcast, digital, mobile, and international clients, including Tribune Publishing, Los Angeles Times, AccuWeather, Virgin Mobile, Imedi TV (Republic of Georgia), Big Idea (Classic Media), Radio City Rockettes (Madison Square Garden Entertainment), Avidyne, The Hallmark Channel, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and SAP.
As an executive and producer Mitch has developed programming for a variety of broadcast and cable networks, including series and specials starring Bill Cosby, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Bill Maher, Conan O’Brien, Greg Kinnear, Campbell Brown, D.L Hughley, and Gayle King, among others.
An instrument-rated private pilot, Mitch also designs video communications platforms and strategies for corporations, government agencies, and defense and aviation organizations. For the US Department of Defense he built The Pentagon Channel, a worldwide network for military personnel distributed to bases and embassies globally over satellite TV and via the internet as one of the first digital video channels.