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About Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas is the Head of West Coast Current Programming for ITV Creative.

At ITV America, Thomas has overseen a range of hit series for broadcast and cable networks including Pawn Stars and Forged in Fire (History), and American Grit (FOX), as well as other projects for ABC, A&E, Food Network, National Geographic, Netflix, NFL Network and TLC, among others. Thomas brings to ITV America more than a dozen years of experience across all genres of unscripted television, including live, studio, documentary and reality programming.

Prior to joining Leftfield Pictures in 2014 as a showrunner, Thomas spent several years at Endemol Australia where he worked on large format reality shows such as Big Brother and Beauty & The Geek Australia, and helped develop several series, while producing several smaller projects including the acclaimed series Last Chance Surgery. He was nominated for an ASTRA award in 2011 for the documentary Aussie Christmas Lights. Thomas also ran truTV’s Hardcore Pawn at Zodiak.