Gabriel VanHuss is Vice President of Originals Development for MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, where he is responsible for working across the company and Discovery to develop, produce and acquire automotive focused TV series, documentaries, movies and limited series for subscription video on demand, ad supported video on demand and linear television. Additionally, VanHuss develops and nurtures MotorTrend’s relationships with production companies, talent agencies, talent management groups and creative unions.
VanHuss joined MotorTrend Group in August 2019, and has been played a key role in managing the development process of some of MotorTrend’s most watched series and specials including Top Gear America, Nascar All In: Battle For Daytona, Nascar 2020: Under Pressure, Seduced By Speed, Pike's Peak: On The Edge and Faster With Finnegan. Also, he is currently overseeing the development of MotorTrend’s highly anticipated upcoming series Kevin Hart's Muscle Car Crew and Motor Mythbusters.
Prior to joining MotorTrend Group, VanHuss served as head of animation programming and development at Crunchyroll where he oversaw development of top adult animation series including season 2 of HarmonQuest, Gary and His Demons, Bee & Puppycat, Critical Roll, Final Space, Close Enough”and several others. He also has served in programming management roles with Activision/Blizzard, Tastemade and Tang Media Partners.
VanHuss began his programming career at Blizzard Entertainment Animation. He holds a Master of Entertainment Industry Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Evangel University. VanHuss is based out of MotorTrend Group’s global headquarters in Los Angeles.