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Advisory Board Members
EVP & Head of Programming
Eli Lehrer is Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY®, a role he assumed in 2017. He oversees the development, creation and execution of scripted and unscripted programming for HISTORY®.
Lehrer joined HISTORY® from MTV2 where he was Executive Vice President and headed up creative and business operations at the channel. Prior to that, Lehrer was Senior Vice President and Head of Non-Fiction Programming at Lifetime® since 2013. In that role, he executive produced and developed hit series including The Rap GameTM, Bring It!, True Tori and the Little Women® franchise, and oversaw Project Runway® and assorted spin-offs.
Prior to joining Lifetime, Lehrer was Head of Development at Bravo, where he developed hits including Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Southern Charm, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Shahs of Sunset, The Millionaire Matchmaker and Watch What Happens: Live.
Lehrer also worked at Artists Management Group as assistant to Michael Ovitz and at ABC News as assistant to George Stephanopoulos. Lehrer earned a BA in American history from Columbia University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three children.