Jim Berger's passion and leadership has established High Noon as one of America's most prolific creators of reality television, scheduled to deliver more than 500 hours of programming to twelve different networks for the 2012-13 television season.
Jim, along with Duke Hartman, Sonny Hutchison and Chris Wheeler, founded High Noon in Denver, Colorado, more than fifteen years ago. Today, the company employs more than 500 producers, writers, directors, editors and more, within three major operations—Los Angeles, New York, and Denver. Mr. Berger overlooks all key aspects of the enterprise, from development through current production, and from operations to new media. Jim has created or contributed to the creation of dozens of series and specials, most recently TLC's Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, VH1's Tough Love, History's Warriors, DIY's Disaster House, truTV's Guinness World Records Gone Wild and Food Network's Heat Seekers.
Prior to co-founding High Noon in 1997, Jim was on the executive staff at Liberty Media, where he reported to Chairman John Malone and the late Peter Barton. At Liberty Media, he was President of TCI-owned Intro Television (19 million cable homes) and supervised Liberty's holdings in emerging networks, including Animal Planet. He served on the boards of several channels, including Odyssey Channel, which became Hallmark Television. Before that, Jim was head of local programming and production for Denver NBC affiliate KUSA-TV, where he co-created Discovery's top-rated mini-series How the West was Lost. He began his career at KUSA-TV as a television news cameraman and was named the western region's Television Photojournalist of the Year for three consecutive years by the National Press Photographers Association. Mr. Berger received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.