SVP, Programming and Production / Executive Producer
Knute Walker is an award winning producer, writer and executive bringing 25 years of production and editorial experience to his current role as SVP Production/Executive Producer of Peacock Productions. He directly oversees all aspects of production including budget, editorial and client relations. He is involved in all areas of long-term business development, strategy and planning with the responsibility to ensure excellence in production and growth in profitability. Under his watch, productions have ranged from large-scale live events (Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda), multi-episode crime dramas, reality based docu-soap series (Disappeared, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones), fast-turn- around breaking news specials (Killing Bin Laden, How Steve Jobs Changed the World), traditional long-form documentary (1968 with Tom Brokaw, The President’s Gatekeepers) and studio based entertainment programs (What We Wasted Our Year On).
Before joining Peacock at its inception in 2007, Walker served as Executive Producer of NBC News Productions and as Editorial Producer at Dateline. He has written and produced for a variety of networks including CBS, NPR, CNN and ABC where he was head writer at Good Morning America. His awards include an Emmy, Armstrong, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award.