Travel and Food Take Over Reality TV

In this episode of “NO SCRIPT, NO PROBLEM,” veteran producer and current Paramount Network executive CHAZ GRAY joins host STEVE BERKOWITZ to discuss the evolution of travel, food, transformation and... See More

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In this episode of “NO SCRIPT, NO PROBLEM,” veteran producer and current Paramount Network executive CHAZ GRAY joins host STEVE BERKOWITZ to discuss the evolution of travel, food, transformation and competition television. From his early days producing AMAZING RACE to his time as showrunner on TOP CHEF to his role now overseeing BAR RESCUE, Chaz shares some incredible tales and insight from these groundbreaking series and how they changed his career and the landscape of the unscripted genre. Steve and Chaz also break down the critical role of storytelling in reality TV and how showrunning can be both amazingly fulfilling and heartbreaking all at the same time.

In this episode of “NO SCRIPT, NO PROBLEM,” veteran producer and current Paramount Network executive CHAZ GRAY joins host STEVE BERKOWITZ to discuss the evolution of travel, food, transformation and competition television. From his early days producing AMAZING RACE to his time as showrunner on TOP CHEF to his role now overseeing BAR RESCUE, Chaz shares some incredible tales and insight from these groundbreaking series and how they changed his career and the landscape of the unscripted genre. Steve and Chaz also break down the critical role of storytelling in reality TV and how showrunning can be both amazingly fulfilling and heartbreaking all at the same time.

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Steve Berkowitz

Steve Berkowitz has been producing, developing, writing and directing groundbreaking, dynamic and compelling unscripted television for 15 years, working with everyone from ABC to TLC to Nat Geo, Bravo, Netflix, YouTube, MTV, ESPN and Lifetime. He’s produced and developed projects across a wide variety of genres: from docu-series to renovation to competition reality, game shows, social experiment and dating. Prior to his work as a producer and development executive, Steve spent four and a half years cutting his teeth as a local sports anchor, reporter, and producer at stations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Tennessee. Basically, he’s done it all!

Steve is currently running post-production on an exciting gaming competition series for EA and recently finished up as SVP of Development at Maverick TV USA & IDTV USA, both All3Media companies. Previously, he served as executive producer and showrunner on YouTube’s sneaker design competition series, “The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge,” TLC’s hit family docu-soap, “OutDaughtered,” and Esquire’s youth football docu-series, “Friday Night Tykes.” He also produced Season 5 of Bravo’s acclaimed fashion docu-series, The Rachel Zoe Project” and seasons 7 & 8 of ABC’s Emmy-nominated “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.”

Steve’s collaborations with talent are unmatched in the field, having interviewed, produced and worked with dozens of the biggest celebrities and athletes in the world, such as: James Harden, Damian Lillard, Jessica Alba, Ashley Graham, Shaquille O’Neal, 50 Cent, Anthony Anderson, Macklemore, Dennis Rodman, David Duchovny, Emma Roberts, Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap, KISS, Dane Cook, Jewel, Jamie Chung, Eddie Huang, Ariel Winter, Christie Brinkley, Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach John Beilein, Randy Couture, Goldberg, Rachel Zoe, Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Jim McMahon, Too Short, Jerome Bettis, and Bo Jackson!