Andy Berg has been appointed as Vice President Development at Animal Planet, reporting to Charlie Foley.
Prior to Animal Planet, Berg spent seven years at A&E/Bio where he was senior director of non-fiction and alternative programming. He developed and/or executive produced numerous series, specials and pilots, including the highly rated Hoarders, Billy the Exterminator, The First 48, The Peacemaker and Flip This House. Berg also developed the pilot for The Locator which became a hit series for WEtv. Earlier in his career, he oversaw A&E’s lifestyle programming block, The Big Fix, and supervised more than 100 episodes of the award-winning Biography series. Before moving into programming, Berg wrote and produced for more than a decade, working for A&E, History, and Bio, ABC News Productions, WNBC New York, Towers Productions, and WTTW/PBS in Chicago. Andy is an Emmy Award- winner and five-time nominee. His most recent achievement was in 2011 when Hoarders was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program.
Source: Animal Planet press release