Todd Weiser is Vice President of Programming and Development for Food Network and Cooking Channel. In this role, he oversees a talented team developing new series, specials and tentpoles for Scripps Networks Interactive’s food category. In addition to creating new content, he and his team oversee all of Food Network and Cooking Channel’s current programming. Some of Weiser’s notable projects include Holiday Baking Championship, Guilty Pleasures, Top 5 Restaurants, Cake Masters and Valerie’s Home Cooking.
Previously, Weiser served as the Director of Program Development for Animal Planet. During his tenure with Discovery Communications, Weiser was tasked with growing Animal Planet's audience and expanding the brand into new areas. He developed top-rated series such as Finding Bigfoot, Gator Boys, Too Cute! and North Woods Law.
Prior to Animal Planet, Weiser worked in film distribution/acquisitions at Picturehouse/Newmarket Films. He graduated from the University of Michigan with honors, and holds a bachelor of arts in both film and video studies and economics.