Mitch Semel is a senior network executive, producer, and strategist in television (broadcast, cable, and public), radio, broadband, and mobile technologies.
His experience ranges from corporate boardrooms to television studios across the country. He has developed and supervised network programming and produced prime-time and late-night shows for CBS, NBC, CNN, Nick@Nite, TV Land, PBS, and Comedy Central. In addition, Semel has hosted and produced syndicated radio programs featuring in-depth interviews with prominent politicians, entertainers, and international newsmakers. He has also overseen the design and launch of a worldwide news and information TV network and website for the United States Department of Defense, created a children's internet video portal, and devised strategy for a cell carrier's push into advanced screen content. He currently serves as Executive Editor of the new HuffPost Live streaming video network.
Semel has brought his media background to other disciplines, among them as a member of the Hughes Public Education Project, developing satellite delivery to public schools of educational programming for low-income and at-risk children. He has also advised the United Service Organizations (USO) on assembling entertainment shows for US military service personnel at home and overseas.
A graduate of Princeton University, Semel was awarded a cum laude Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He lives outside New York City with his wife and three daughters and is an instrument-rated private pilot.