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President & CEO
Colleen Needles Steward is always on the hunt for the next brilliant idea and has discovered that the ones scribbled on the back of cocktail napkins are usually the best. With more than 30 years of television experience, she spearheads the company’s new show development and oversees the production of hundreds of hours of programming.
In 1996, Steward founded Tremendous! Entertainment so she could provide unprecedented access to fascinating places and people around the world. The company has been breaking new ground ever since with award-winning programs like Emmy Award winner “Rock the Park” (The CW), two-time James Beard award winner “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (Travel Channel), “Ghost Asylum” (Destination America), “Angels Among Us” (TLC), “The Happiness Advantage” (PBS), “Off Pitch” (VH1) and “Young Marvels” (Ovation).
Steward began her career in television news at WCCO-TV, a CBS owned and operated station, and quickly became an award-winning news anchor covering local, national and world news from Europe, Africa, New Guinea, Central and South America and from behind the news desk.
Steward holds a Master Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University and a BA in Economics and Financial Economics from the University of Iowa. She divides her time between Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, where she oversee Tremendous! Entertainment’s headquarters and production and post-facilities and the company’s newest office in New York.
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