Michael L. Klein is executive vice president, programming and content strategy for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ), a division of Condé Nast that focuses on the development, production, and distribution of original television, feature film and digital video offerings based on the company’s iconic media brands. He was previously executive vice president, alternative television for CNÉ.
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.