Sharon Scott - President/General Manager

Sharon Scott is the President/General Manager of Peacock Productions, overseeing a production and development staff specializing in all genres of non-fiction television. The team at Peacock produces multiple series and specials across the NBCU platforms and in partnership with 25- plus outside cable and corporate clients. Scott is a 20- year veteran of NBCU. Before starting Peacock, she was Executive Producer and General Manager of NBC News Productions and NBC Media Productions. She was Senior Producer at "Dateline" and at "Now, with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric."

Scott joined NBC News in 1990 as News Director for WTVJ, NBC's Owned and Operated station in Miami. Scott's honors include a number of national news Emmy awards in addition to a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. duPont award and an Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of Hurricane Andrew in Miami.

 
Knute Walker - SVP, Programming and Production / Executive Producer

Knute Walker is an award winning producer, writer and executive bringing 25 years of production and editorial experience to his current role as SVP Production/Executive Producer of Peacock Productions. He directly oversees all aspects of production including budget, editorial and client relations. He is involved in all areas of long-term business development, strategy and planning with the responsibility to ensure excellence in production and growth in profitability. Under his watch, productions have ranged from large-scale live events (Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda), multi-episode crime dramas, reality based docu-soap series (Disappeared, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones), fast-turn- around breaking news specials (Killing Bin Laden, How Steve Jobs Changed the World), traditional long-form documentary (1968 with Tom Brokaw, The President’s Gatekeepers) and studio based entertainment programs (What We Wasted Our Year On).

Before joining Peacock at its inception in 2007, Walker served as Executive Producer of NBC News Productions and as Editorial Producer at Dateline. He has written and produced for a variety of networks including CBS, NPR, CNN and ABC where he was head writer at Good Morning America. His awards include an Emmy, Armstrong, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award.

 
Melody Shafir - VP and Head of Development

Melody Shafir is the Vice President and Head of Development for NBC Peacock Productions and is responsible for overseeing Peacock Productions development efforts in New York, Los Angeles and Miami..

Before joining NBC in 2014, Shafir spent four years as an Executive Producer at BBC Worldwide Productions. At BBC Worldwide, Shafir developed various titles including, USA’s Vanderbilt MDs, Bravo’s Ladies of London, OWN’s Lives on Fire, BBC America’s Mud, Sweat and Gears and TLC’s Bama Belles. In addition, Shafir served as showrunner on Vanderbilt MDs and Lives on Fire.

 
Jonathan Damour - Director of Technical Operations

Jonathan Damour supervises editing, post-production and technical workflow for the unit. He joined NBCU in 2000 and has been with Peacock Productions since its inception.

Jonathan has been instrumental in making Peacock Productions into a fast and flexible machine capable of serving a wide variety of clients and program types and he has made Peacock an innovator and a proving ground for new technologies in the company. Over the years he has grown Peacock's editing from four edit seats to a facility now comprising more than three dozen editing systems and 130TB of shared storage.

Prior to joining NBC Jonathan worked at ABC News for the Emmy Award winning Discovery Channel program "Discovery News".

 
Lloyd Fales - Executive Producer

Lloyd Fales joined Peacock Productions in 2010 to show-run the series Killer Instinct (Cloo/Bio). Since then he’s served as Executive Producer on three seasons of Investigation Discovery’s Fatal Encounters and two seasons of I’d Kill for You. Lloyd is also overseeing new episodes of Weather Caught on Camera for The Weather Channel and he was a co-executive producer on a special about Lance Armstrong, Cycling High: Doping to Win for National Geographic Channels.

Lloyd has also been a series producer for the Travel Channel, and has produced programs for National Geographic, History, Animal Planet, PBS, Disney Channel, MSNBC and Bravo.

 
Elizabeth Fischer - Executive Producer

Elizabeth Fischer joined NBCU in 1991 and has served as an executive producer at Peacock Productions since 2007. She has overseen projects for clients including History, A&E, Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, CNBC and MSNBC.

Recent productions include a three-part series called, “Hate in America,” a seventh season of “Disappeared,” a second season of “Unraveled” as well as one-off documentaries, “Behind Closed Doors: Shocking Secrets,” “Everest Avalanche Tragedy” and “Dangerous Day Ahead.” Elizabeth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and is the recipient of two Gracies and a Clarion Award.

 
Keith McKay - Executive Producer

Keith McKay has been with NBCU since 1996 and with Peacock Productions since its inception in 2007. Keith was a Producer and Senior Producer on numerous long- format shows and series for a variety of clients including MSNBC, Discovery, History, VH-1, Syfy, A&E, National Geographic, Style, TLC, The Weather Channel and The Military Channel.

More recently, Keith has been Executive Producer on several shows including, "Killing Bin Laden" and "The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of An American Terrorist"; and many series including "Caught on Camera," "Why Planes Crash," "Born in the Wrong Body," "Storm Riders," "Secrets Of..." and "Inside the Box: Interrogation."

 
Elizabeth Waller - Executive Producer

Elizabeth Waller joined NBC News in 1999. She has been with Peacock Productions since its inception in 2007, first as a Producer and now as an Executive Producer. She has overseen a spectrum of projects including breaking news crashes, multi-episode series, documentaries, to specials and reunion shows. Her recent projects include “Valerie’s Story” and “Elizabeth’s Story” (both Meredith Vieira Specials) and “Hannah Anderson: A Savannah Guthrie Special” for NBC, “Cycling High: Doping to Win” for National Geographic, “Weather Caught on Camera” and “Disaster in the Rockies” for The Weather Channel, and “Sister Wives: Tell All” and “Breaking Amish: The Shunning Truth” for TLC.

 
Steve Anderson - Managing Director (UK)

Steve Anderson heads the London-based team that targets the UK and international market. In 2014 Peacock UK has produced exclusive documentaries on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial for Discovery ID and the BBC and a one-hour special on the Amanda Knox case for the BBC.

At BBC News, he produced coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War of 1991 and the war in the former Yugoslavia. He was Editor of the BBC’s prime-time consumer series, “Watchdog”, and ITV Network Controller of News & Current Affairs for six years, co-ordinating live news coverage of 9/11 and devising the news magazine Tonight with Trevor McDonald, winner of the Royal Television Society Program of the Year award three times in first five years.

Steve joined Peacock from Mentorn Media where he was Creative Director, making shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and AETN, including the BBC’s top political debate show, “Question Time”.

 

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