Shawn Witt

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Shawn Witt is currently Co-President of Leftfield Pictures, previously serving as SVP of Current Series and Executive Producer for ITV Creative.

During his tenure with the company, he developed, launched and oversaw daily production of Alone, Leftfield’s award-winning series entering its 5th season and to-date the longest survival experiment ever captured for television. Alone was History’s #1 series premiere of 2015, airing in more than 200 territories worldwide with original spinoffs in both Norway and Denmark. Witt has also developed, launched and overseen the multi-season hits Forged in Fire, Counting Cars, American Restoration, Tiny House Nation, Tackle My Ride, The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms, and Pawnography. 

Under his watch, Counting Cars became the #1 rated series premiere of all time for History and the #1 non-fictions series premiere on cable in 2012. He also executive produced Brain Surgery Live, the first-ever live televised brain surgery, hosted by Bryant Gumbel and broadcast live to 171 countries in 45 languages worldwide, and Billy the Kid: New Evidence, both for the National Geographic Channel.

Prior to joining Leftfield, Shawn was an Executive Producer at MTV, specializing in the development and supervision of daily live studio productions, reality series, clip shows, and live specials; including perennial hits Total Request Live, Pranked, and Parental Control. Shawn brings extensive production experience to Leftfield/ITV having managed multiple, large production teams over the years in addition to being a hands-on show runner overseeing all aspects of production from concept through completion.

Leftfield Pictures (An ITV America Company)