Joe Livecchi is a seasoned media professional with over 20 years of experience in content creation, programming and marketing. As a Senior Development Executive, he has created and produced dozens of TV shows as well as managed and developed hundreds of hours of content. He’s that rare professional who has been able to find success on the selling, buying and marketing side of the business.
Livecchi is the founder of Noble Savages which has sold shows to the entire portfolio of A&E networks, TNT, Oxygen, HGTV and others. Noble Savages’ focus on premium content, which also includes partnerships with tiffany brands such as the Santa Fe Institute and The Financial Times. Prior, Livecchi was CMT’s SVP of Development overseeing all scripted and unscripted content. This includes the scripted adaptation of the Broadway play Million Dollar Quartet, NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed, I Love Kellie Pickler, Broken Skull Challenge, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and many others. Livecchi brought premium scripted, celebrity driven and event programming back to CMT.
As a Producer, Livecchi had multi-year output deals with ITV Studios, BBC Worldwide and Endemol USA for a decade. He created, sold and ran multiple series including Buried Treasure (Fox), Chef Slimdown (Food Network) as well as Fox’s Next Great Champ, Lifetime’s Gay, Straight or Taken, Soap Net’s Southern Belles and others. Livecchi also executive produced TLC’s What Not to Wear and Moving Up.
Early in his career, Livecchi was recruited as a Creative Director at The NBC Agency. He oversaw, wrote and directed award-winning product integration and launch campaigns for The Olympics, The Apprentice, Will and Grace, and more. He simultaneously created the scripted syndicated series She Spies and NBC’s The One That Got Away.
At ABC, he launched Spin City, Sports Night, Dharma & Greg and more. He created live concert programming featuring the Spice Girls, N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Livecchi’s live and studio credits include Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve, GMA and Paramount talk shows.
Throughout his career, he has prided himself on his ability to manage all types of personalities and has a talent for team and moral building. Livecchi has strong industry relationships and has gained the utmost trust and respect of leaders in his field as evidence in his realscreen feature column Close Up with Joe Livecchi. He views flexibility and problem solving skills as essential to his success in today’s rapidly changing media landscape. The ability to excel at creating, selling and marketing original content is something that makes Joe a unique and explosive force in any environment he is working in.