Michael Krupat has spent the last 10 years creating reality TV formats that have aired on networks in the U.S. and throughout the world. Currently, Krupat serves as the senior vice president of development for 7Beyond, a new joint venture between Australia’s top broadcaster, Seven Network and Australia’s leading production company, Beyond Productions.
Krupat was previously senior vice president of development and branded content at Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), where he worked with all four major U.S. broadcast networks, selling two formats to NBC, producing a two-hour special for ABC and developing game shows for Fox and CBS. He also managed RSP’s partnership with Procter and Gamble, developing unscripted formats for brands such as Crest, Pantene and Braun.
Earlier in his career, Krupat created Food Network’s hit cooking show "Chopped." His executive producer credits include "Chopped," OWN’s "The Customer Is Always Right" and VH1’s "Dad Camp." He has sold unscripted formats to 28 different networks in the U.S., including NBC, TBS, MTV, Lifetime, VH1, Syfy, OWN, TLC, History, Food Network, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. His shows have been seen throughout the world, including Italy, Portugal, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Krupat also worked at NorthSouth Productions, where he ran the company’s west coast office and served as senior vice president of development. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of development at City Lights Television.
He started his career as a documentaries producer at Court TV (now truTV). He is a graduate of the Newhouse School.