(June 18, 2015 – Burbank, CA) – Emmy Award–winning producer Rachel Miskowiec has been named the new executive producer/showrunner of Telepictures’ one-hour daytime talk show “The Real.” In joining “The Real,” Miskowiec takes the reins of the #1 new first-run syndicated strip of the 2014–15 season among the key advertiser demographics of Women 18–34, 18–49 & 25–54, and will lead the show into its second season, which debuts this fall. The announcement was made today by Donna Redier Linsk, Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Programming, for Telepictures.
An accomplished producer with a long track record of success in both daytime and news programming, Miskowiec comes to “The Real” after serving as executive producer of the 8:00 a.m. hour of the #1 morning news program in the country, “Good Morning America.”
Donna Redier Linsk said: “We are extremely excited to have Rachel at the helm of ‘The Real’ as we gear up for season two. Her impressive track record developing and producing award-winning and iconic daytime talk and news programming make her the perfect choice to lead our team going forward. It’s great to have Rachel back in the Telepictures family, and we look forward to her successfully building upon the momentum ‘The Real’ has established.”
Rachel Miskowiec said: “I am delighted to be returning to Telepictures, and I can’t wait to begin working with the powerhouse women of ‘The Real.’ Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon are a bold and distinctive team with great chemistry, and their honest, direct approach has struck a chord with viewers. I look forward to building on the strong foundation established in season one.”
Miskowiec previously worked with Telepictures on a number of series, including serving as executive producer of “The Tyra Banks Show” for five seasons and winning two Daytime Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in both 2008 and 2009. She was also executive producer of Telepictures’ “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers” as well as the six-week summer preview of “Bethenny” in 2012, after having been part of the team that helped to develop both programs.
She then went on to Disney/ABC to serve as executive producer of Katie Couric’s syndicated talk program “Katie.” Miskowiec began her producing career at Sony Pictures Television, working for eight seasons on the original “The Ricki Lake Show” and rising to senior supervising producer. She also worked on “Life & Style” as supervising producer, before serving as senior supervising producer on court program “Judge Hatchett” for four seasons, among other projects.
Miskowiec graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre.
She succeeds SallyAnn Salsano as executive producer of “The Real.”
About “The Real”:
“The Real” is a one-hour, daily talk show hosted by the dynamic team of Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon, airing on the FOX Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, “The Real” originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (“Good Morning America,” “Katie,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Judge Hatchett,” “The Ricki Lake Show”) is executive producer.