Jim Berger's passion and leadership has established High Noon Entertainment, with operations in LA, NY, and Denver, as one of America's most prolific creators of reality television, scheduled to deliver more than 300 hours of programming to 18 networks for the 2013-14 television season.
Mr. Berger has created or contributed to the creation of dozens of series and specials, most recently TruTV's Guinness World Records Gone Wild, TLC's Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, VH1's Tough Love, Animal Planet’s Catch & Release, The Weather Channel’s Prospectors, Travel Channel’s Trip Flip, and Food Network's Heat Seekers.
In 2011, Jim announced the newly formed High Noon LATINO. The company is creating broadcast and cable formats for the U.S. Spanish language market, in addition to Latin American territories. HNE LATINO is currently in production on two reality series for Tr3s, including Familio de Circo, centered on a traveling circus business run by five Mexican brothers, and Divas del Azucar, following a cake shop in Miami.
Prior to co-founding High Noon in 1997, Jim was on the executive staff at Liberty Media, where he reported to Chairman John Malone and the late Peter Barton. At Liberty Media, he was President of TCI-owned Intro Television (19 million cable homes) and supervised Liberty's holdings in emerging networks, including Animal Planet. He served on the boards of several channels, including Odyssey Channel, which became Hallmark Television. Before that, Jim was head of local programming and production for Denver NBC affiliate KUSA-TV, where he co-created Discovery's top-rated mini-series How the West was Lost. He began his career at KUSA-TV as a television news cameraman and was named the western region's Television Photojournalist of the Year for three consecutive years by the National Press Photographers Association. Mr. Berger received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.
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