Board of Governors

December 30, 2014

Philip Segal, Reality Programming

Philip D. Segal is the CEO and Executive Producer of Original Productions (OP), a FremantleMedia Company. Segal merges a comprehensive and acclaimed career of achievements in creating, writing, producing, and directing. At OP, Segal has produced thousands of hours of unique reality programming for viewers worldwide. Hits include Jay Leno’s Garage, Storage Wars, Ax Men, Ice Road Truckers, Bering Sea Gold, and the multi-Emmy winning Deadliest Catch.

Prior to joining OP in 2005 as President & Executive Producer, Segal spent three years as Executive Vice President of Bunim-Murray Productions. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for Tribune Entertainment, he supervised more than 150 hours of scripted programming. He also spent six years as Executive Vice President of Amblin Television at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

A native of the United Kingdom and a long-time fan of the BBC’s popular science fiction series Doctor Who, Segal produced the Doctor’s eighth regeneration in 1996. In 2000, he authored the definitive book about the production, titled Doctor Who: Regeneration.