Jon Sechrist

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Jon Sechrist is an American producer and television executive. [1]

Sechrist began his career working as production assistant on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries before moving to the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA). He started his development career at Nederlander TV & Film.

Sechrist worked at MTV Networks where he was a key player in helping to launch MTV.com, MTV2 and the network Logo, targeting the GLBT audience. At Logo he developed the scripted shows Noah's Arc and Ex's & Oh's and was the Executive Producer for First Comes Love, Can't Get a Date, CBS News on LOGO, Real Momentum and Logo's first live production, The Democratic Presidential Forum.

Sechrist was also an ABC programming executive overseeing All My Children and One Life to Live.

At TLC he developed and produced Cake Boss and its spin-off The Next Great Baker as well as the controversial Sister Wives and BBQ Pitmasters. Sechrist is also credited with executive producing specials 650 lb. Virgin, Conjoined Twins: Sister Bond and Child Frozen in Time.

Sechrist currently heads Development and Production for Discovery Networks International focusing on creating content for TLC as the channel rolls out internationally across 75 countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Variety