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Eli Lehrer is Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY®, a role he assumed in 2017. He oversees the development, creation and execution of programming for HISTORY®, which has included the Emmy-nominated Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre and Grant, History’s most-watched mini-series, The American Presidency with Bill Clinton, and the upcoming Leonardo Dicaprio-produced documentary Sitting Bull.
Prior to HISTORY, Lehrer was Senior Vice President and Head of Non-Fiction Programming at Lifetime®. In that role, he executive produced and developed hit series including The Rap GameTM, Bring It!, True Tori and the Little Women® franchise, and oversaw Project Runway® and assorted spin-offs.
Before joining Lifetime, Lehrer was Head of Development at Bravo, where he developed hits including Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Southern Charm, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Real Housewives of New York, The Millionaire Matchmaker and Watch What Happens: Live.
Lehrer also worked at Artists Management Group for Michael Ovitz and at ABC News for George Stephanopoulos. Lehrer earned a BA in American history from Columbia University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their four children.