Executive Vice President, Development, A+E Networks® Factual Division
Steve Ascher is Executive Vice President of Development for the A+E Networks Factual Division. The division comprises Category 6 MediaTM and Six West MediaTM, two unscripted production studios based out of A+E Networks in New York. In this role, he creates unscripted series, specials and documentaries for the A+E Networks portfolio as well as developing series for external clients and the international marketplace. Named to the role in February 2022, he previously served as Six West Media’s Executive Vice President of Production and Development.
A veteran producer and journalist, Ascher’s recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the critically acclaimed Unidentified, both for The HISTORY® Channel. He also served as Executive Producer, alongside Monica Lewinsky, on the documentary 15 Minutes of Shame for HBO Max. His team has produced hundreds of titles, including RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy’s children; Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence; Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light; and The Proof Is Out ThereTM.
Ascher joined The HISTORY Channel in 2013 as an Executive Producer with oversight for series and specials, including Forged in Fire®, Pawn Stars®, Ax Men® and Alcatraz: Search for the Truth. Prior to joining A+E Networks, he worked at NBC News where he traveled the world telling stories in places like Beijing, Dubai and Panama.
Ascher lives in New York with his wife and three sons.