Matthew Kelly is a 20 year television veteran. Most recently he served as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Channel.
In this role, he was responsible for bringing new series and specials to Discovery while supervising the development and production of concepts to green light. Kelly developed programming that includes the network’s #1 series, Gold Rush, as well as Homestead Rescue, Yukon Men, and Edge of Alaska, among others. He also developed and co-executive produced Amish Mafia – Discovery’s best premiere launch ever among key demos, including Persons and Men 25-54, 18- 49 and 18-34.
Mike and I have been collaborating for years. We have always been drawn to unique stories with heart and humor and are excited to create programming for a wider group of networks.
Kelly also served as Director of Development at Science Channel where he worked on signature hits including Oddities and How the Universe Works.
Before joining Discovery Communications, Kelly was an editor for Journey Films, Inc. and worked on the company’s first theatrical documentary, Bonhoeffer, which earned numerous awards and honors.
Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.