Mitch Semel


Katie Couric Media: Develop and produce high-quality factual and scripted programming for broadcast, cable, and digital networks.

CNN, Senior Executive Producer: CNN Election Center with Campbell Brown; D.L. Hughley Breaks The News; Program Development (developed new programs for all CNN networks, including CNN US, Headline News, and; Six Degrees of News, The 5 Ws, and Roland Martin What They're Not Saying Election Specials (winner, NYABJ Public Affairs award).

OWN/Oprah Winfrey Network: Launch Executive Producer, The Gayle King Show, live daily topical talk/call-in show, Sirius-XM/Westwood One radio simulcast.

IFC: Executive Producer, Onion News Network, half-hour comedy series.

Hallmark Channel/Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia: Co-Executive Producer, Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer (Executive Producer, David Steinberg; Creative Consultant, Alan Zweibel).

Partnered with writer/actor Paul Reiser: Developed and co-produced comedy pilots for NBC (Jeff Goldblum) and CBS (Bobby Cannavale); The Smothers Brothers TV movie "We're Still Here" for Showtime.

NBC Productions: Consulting Producer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Executive Producer, Later with Greg Kinnear.

SAP: Co-designed, co-executive produced broadcast component of SapphireNow, annual customer event for international software enterprise SAP. Co-created broadcast network and schedule, staffed broadcast teams and anchors, co-executive produced multiple daily newscasts for on-site news network co-located in Orlando, Florida, and Frankfurt, Germany.

The News Distillery: Co-founder and contributing writer to topical comedy-news website; co-producer of The News Distillery live show with host Faith Salie and panelists Brian Donovan, Alison Rosen, and Gideon Evans.

Avidyne Corporation: Co-executive produced online video manual for Entegra R9 Integrated Flight Deck.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment
: Produced web videos for launch of Radio City Rockettes website.

UBU Productions, Executive in Charge of Production: Family Ties (Michael J. Fox), Day by Day (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), The Bronx Zoo (Ed Asner), Shooter (Helen Hunt), and American Dreamer (Robert Urich) for NBC; Duet and Open House (Ellen DeGeneres) for Fox Broadcasting; and His and Hers (Martin Mull) for CBS.

Executive Producer and Host, weekly radio public affairs series Focus on Youth and Kaleidoscope: Interviewed national newsmakers, including George Bush, Jesse Jackson, Tom Brokaw, Norman Mailer, Rosalynn Carter, and Alexander Haig; covered Republican and Democratic national conventions.