Jeff Conroy leaving Original Productions

Conroy, president and executive producer at the Deadliest Catch prodco, is "leaving to pursue new opportunities," realscreen has learned.
November 9, 2015

Jeff Conroy, president and executive producer atDeadliest Catch producer Original Productions, is leaving the company, realscreen has learned.

Conroy’s immediate plans are unclear, but his exit from the company was confirmed by Original Productions CEO and EP Philip D. Segal in a statement obtained by realscreen.

“Jeff Conroy is leaving Original Productions to pursue new opportunities. I support his decision and wish him well as he continues his career,” said Segal.

Conroy was upped to president and executive producer at the company in 2012, at the same time that Segal was upped from president and exec producer to CEO and EP, following founder Thom Beers’ move to head up FremantleMedia North America. Conroy joined Original in 2001 and became vice president of programming in 2007, and was subsequently upped to executive vice president of programming in 2011.

Early in his time at OP, Conroy played a role in developing Monster Garage, which aired for five seasons on Discovery. Other production and development credits include Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men for History, Storage Wars for A&E, Bering Sea Gold for Discovery and Black Gold for truTV.

The multiple-Emmy winning Deadliest Catch had its 11th season premiere in April and has been renewed for a 12th season.

Conroy could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.