Contact: Howard LeeRegion: United States

Title: EVP Development and Production, TLC
Genre: Factual
Region: United States

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TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2012, TLC had 28 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including four series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Breaking Amish, Long Island Medium, and Sister Wives.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 300 million households in over 150 markets internationally.

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Howard Lee is the Executive Vice President, Development & Production for TLC. A Discovery veteran, he joined TLC in 2008.

He co-developed and serves as TLC’s Executive Producer for the pop cultural phenomenon Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. He helped strengthen TLC’s continued success as the #1 destination for buzz and reality docudrama hits in 2012 with Breaking Amish and Long Island Medium while also continuing the success when he launched Cake Boss and Sister Wives. Howard Lee also served as TLC’s executive producer from season one onwards for the The Little Couple and Toddlers & Tiaras.

During the past year, Howard Lee has overseen over 400 hours of original series and programming with his development and production team at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring MD with ongoing audience favorites such as 19 Kids And Counting, Who Do You Think You Are?, 90 Day Fiancé, Buying Naked, Sex Sent Me To the ER, Next Great Baker, My Strange Addiction and Four Weddings.

Previously, Lee served as Vice President of Development and Production for the 2007 launch of Planet Green originating 200 hours of programming. Prior to Planet Green, Lee was the Vice President of Development for the Travel Channel.

Lee received his Bachelors of Fine Arts with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for Film and Television.