Jeff Conroy was promoted to President and Executive Producer of Original Productions (OP), a FremantleMedia company, in November, 2012. He joined the Original Productions team in 2001, was promoted to Vice President, Programming in 2007, and Executive Vice President, Programming in 2011.
He is Executive Producer onDeadliest Catch,which has been honored with 13 Primetime Emmy® Awards, including 2014 Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and 2011Outstanding Reality Program. The series has also received multiple Realscreen Awards and accolades from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) with the Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Award.
Early in his tenure at Original Productions, Conroy played a leading role in developing
Monster Garage, a five season staple on Discovery, serving as Supervising Producer. It is Conroy’s belief thatMonster GarageandDeadliest Catchwere the series that helped Original Productions refine its authentic storytelling ability. He is passionate about his behind the scenes mission of feeding a bigger vision, from guiding camera operators, producers, and show runners to presenting the most compelling true story. Among Conroy’s development and production projects are two of the highest rated series on History:Ice Road Truckers,Ax Men,andThe Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man.He has also guided multiple seasons ofStorage Wars,Storage Wars: TexasandAppalachian Outlaws,all huge ratings hits for A&E;Bering Sea Goldfor Discovery, andBlack Goldfor truTV.
Starting as a production assistant, Conroy soon earned a spot as Segment Producer for the TLC show How’d They Do That? A number of freelance writing and producing jobs followed including a stretch with History’s pivotal series Modern Marvels.
Conroy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Theater from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he is an alumni guest lecturer and a member of the Advisory Board to the Communications Department. He is a very active supporter and mentor of the University’s “Inside Hollywood” workshop in which a group of chosen students spend three weeks in Southern California getting an overview of all aspects of the entertainment industry. Conroy is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).
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