Sean Gottlieb is Vice President, Development and Programming for A&E, where he oversees development and production of non-fiction programming for the network. He joined A&E in April 2014.
A seasoned producer with over 20 years’ experience, Gottlieb developed and is Executive Producer of Live PD, the hit series that airs live from 9pm-12am on Friday and Saturday. Live PD has more than doubled A&E’s Friday and Saturday night ratings, with A&E now ranking as the #1 entertainment cable network on those nights. He also developed and is Executive Producer on Live Rescue, Live PD: Wanted, and Court Cam. Gottlieb’s other credits include A&E Investigates: Plot Against America, Police Patrol, Storage Wars, 8 Minutes, Black and White, The Day I Picked My Parents, Ozzy and Jack’s World Tour, and Live PD Presents: PD Cam.
Gottlieb joined A&E from VH1 where he held a number of roles. He developed and produced many of the network’s unscripted series, including Mob Wives, Wicked Single and Mama Drama. He started at the network as a writer on many of VH1’s hit shows, including Behind the Music, Web Junk, I Love The… and the Emmy®-nominated documentary, Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America.
Previously, Gottlieb wrote for MTV, Cablevision, and Endemol; he was also a speechwriter for several Fortune 500 executives. Gottlieb began his career as the audience coordinator at The Late Show with David Letterman in New York.