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Chris Rantamaki

Director of Series Operations


Chris Rantamaki is Vice President, Original Series, at Spike TV where he oversees the development of non-scripted series, further broadening and expanding Spike TV's growing audience with hits like, Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares, among others.  Rantamaki is based in the network’s LA offices and came to Spike TV from the Discovery Channel, where he was Vice President of Development and Production. There, he oversaw a slew of marquee shows, including Auction Kings, The Colony, and Pitchmen.  Prior to his stint at Discovery, Rantamaki served as executive producer and producer for more than ten years on a wide variety of reality staples, including TLC’s hit docudrama Miami Ink, Fox’s Ambush Makeover, E!’s #1 Single, Shipmates and TLC’s A Dating Story.  He also has extensive experience in the talk show arena, serving as producer on Queen Latifah, and Jerry Springer, to name a couple.  

Speaking on: 30 MINS WITH Chris Rantamaki, SPIKE TV



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