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Todd Weiser

SVP, Programming & Development

Cooking Channel/Food Network

Todd Weiser is vice president of programming and development for Food Network and Cooking Channel. He is responsible for developing new series, specials and tentpoles, and overseeing current programming for both of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle food brands. Weiser’s projects includeRestaurant Stakeout,Guilty Pleasures,Holiday Baking ChampionshipandThe Valerie Bertinelli Project

Previously, Weiser served as the director of program development for Animal Planet. During his tenure with Discovery Communications, Weiser rose from development coordinator to director. Weiser was tasked with growing Animal Planet's audience and expanding the brand in new areas. He developed top-rated series such asFinding Bigfoot,Gator Boys, North Woods LawandToo Cute!.

Prior to Animal Planet, Weiser worked at Picturehouse/Newmarket Films from 2004-07. He graduated from the University of Michigan with honors, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in both film & video studies, and economics.

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