Andy Berg joined Animal Planet in March 2012 as the vice president of development. Reporting to senior vice president of development Charlie Foley, he helps oversee development strategy, the content slate, and leads the conceptualization and creation of series, specials, stunts and other programming initiatives.
Berg joined Animal Planet after spending the previous seven years as the senior director of non-fiction and alternative programming at A&E/Bio. During his tenure there, Berg 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, and the pilot for DUI which went to series on TLC.
Prior to moving into programming, Berg wrote and produced for more than a decade, working for A&E, History, Bio, ABC News Productions, WNBC New York, Towers Productions and WTTW/PBS in Chicago.
Berg is an Emmy Award-winner and five-time nominee. His most recent achievement was in 2011 when HOARDERS was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program
Berg has a BS in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He and his husband Dominic were on the cover of Newsweek in July 2003, and they live on the Lower East Side of New York City with their 9-year-old twins.