David George is CEO of ITV America, encompassing production companies ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content, with responsibility for the group’s creative development, production and operations.
During his tenure, he has developed such breakthrough series as the reimagined Queer Eye for Netflix – winner of 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, including five consecutive wins for “Outstanding Structured Reality Program” from 2018-2022 – as well as the award-winning Alone for The History Channel, which continues to grow in popularity heading into Season 10. George was instrumental in the US sale of ITV format and UK mega-hit Love Island; in 2022, he brokered an unprecedented 80-episode deal to bring the hit series to Peacock for its fourth and fifth seasons, following the first three seasons on CBS. George also oversaw the US sale of international game show format The Chase to ABC in 2020. He has spearheaded the franchising of iconic “hidden treasures” series Pawn Stars, which is still in production and airing on HISTORY, and maintains oversight of long-running shows like HISTORY’s Forged in Fire and Counting Cars, and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, as well as critically acclaimed documentary specials such as ESPN Films’ Year of the Scab and National Geographic’s Billy the Kid: New Evidence, produced with Kevin Costner.
As CEO, George also helped to secure ITV America as the exclusive unscripted production partner of both Blumhouse Television and Jimmy Kimmel’s production label, Kimmelot (Crank Yankers, Revenge of the Nerd).
Previously, George was CEO of Leftfield Entertainment where he helped expand the Leftfield production group, managing a broad roster of unscripted series, documentaries and live programming across cable, broadcast and streaming platforms (Leftfield Entertainment was acquired by ITV in 2014). George originally joined Leftfield Pictures in 2010 as an executive producer and rose through the ranks, becoming president of Leftfield Pictures in 2014.
He began his career at cable network MTV where he executive produced and oversaw the majority of the decade-long run of the network’s iconic Total Request Live (TRL), as well as other series, live events and specials, including the Emmy-nominated Legally Blonde: The Musical, and pioneered the digital content and streaming strategies for TRL and MTV’s Video Music Awards.