As an Associate Producer for ABC's Emmy-nominated variety series. I produced all elements related to the on-air interviews between Jimmy and our celebrity guests. Duties included pitching and researching guests, identifying unique talking points, supervising video clip edits, preparing visual aids, briefing guests pre-show and all logistics.
Using my passion for and knowledge of sports, I became the show's first lead producer for all athlete guests, helping to grow the number of athletes appearing on the show by over double fro 3 consecutive seasons.
Notable sports guests produced:
Shaquille O'Neal, Manny Pacquiao, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers and LA Kings, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, Ron Artest, Jon "Bones" Jones
Notable celebrity guests produced:
Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Aaron Paul, John Cusack, Joan Rivers, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Don Rickles, Jessica Alba, Ryan Gosling
Note: As per ABC policy, videos are removed online after one year. Only a select few remain, so here are a couple that I worked on. I am happy to discuss any and all aspects of my work at JKL upon request.
Will Ferrell and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao do a lovely duet to John Lennon's "Imagine."
Jimmy gets his greens with Pacquiao Produce
Jimmy Kimmel Live becomes
Shaq Diesel Live
Jimmy vs. Ellen in a Nice-Off. It was a bloodbath