Michael L. Klein is the executive vice president, programming and content strategy, digital channels for Condé Nast Entertainment Group (CNEG), a division created to develop filmed entertainment businesses based on Condé Nast’s world-class brands, articles and personalities, across all media platforms, including television, feature films and digital video. He was previously executive vice president, alternative television for CNEG.
Prior to Condé Nast Entertainment, Mr. Klein was senior vice president for programming and development at Sundance Channel. He was responsible for the development, production and scheduling strategy and launched the largest slate in the network’s history. His projects included Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, All On the Line With Joe Zee and Push Girls.
Previously, he was senior vice president of content for Travel Channel, where he increased audience and set prime-time rating records with original series Man v. Food, Ghost Adventures and the Emmy Award–winning Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of lifestyle programming at Discovery Communications and vice president of program production at TLC, where he was responsible for the hit series Miami Ink, What Not to Wear and Little People, Big World.
For his production achievements, he has been honored with numerous awards and nominations, including several Emmy nominations, World Medals from the New York Festivals and Freddie Awards.
Mr. Klein started his career in his native country of Canada, where he was the executive in charge of production for Nelvana, producing several critically acclaimed dramatic television series, including Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid.