Andy Berg serves as Vice President, Development, at Animal Planet where he helps oversee both the scripted and non-fiction development strategy as well as the conceptualization and creation of series, specials, stunts and other programming initiatives. He developed Alaskan Bush People for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet’s first “B” move, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, with Shannen Doherty and Christopher Lloyd, and most recently, new series 100 Miles from Nowhere, and Flipping Ships with musician and boat enthusiast Edwin McCain.
He joined Animal Planet in March 2012, after spending the previous seven years as the senior director of non-fiction and alternative programming at A&E/Bio. During his tenure there, Berg developed and/or executive produced numerous series, specials and pilots, including the highly rated Hoarders, Billy the Exterminator, The First 48, The Peacemaker and Flip This House. Berg also developed the pilot for The Locator which became a hit series for WEtv, and the pilot for DUI which went to series on TLC.
Prior to moving into programming, Berg wrote and produced for more than a decade, working for A&E, History, Bio, ABC News Productions, WNBC New York, Towers Productions and WTTW/PBS in Chicago.
He is an Emmy Award-winner and five-time nominee and has a BS in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Speaking on: Luncheon Roundtables (12:30pm-1:45pm)