Shauna MinoprioExecutive Producer
Shauna Minoprio joined Embassy Row in October 2010 as Executive Producer. At Embassy Row, Minoprio has worked on several projects, most recently two seasons of the critically-acclaimed competition series “The Glee Project” for Oxygen.
Minoprio has produced some of the most successful and innovative reality shows on television. She was the original Executive Producer/ Showrunner and significant creative force behind five seasons of Bravo’s Emmy®-award winning flagship, “Top Chef.” She was also Executive Producer/Showrunner on the first season of the Emmy®-nominated monster hit “Undercover Boss” for CBS. Other highlights have included producing “Top Chef: Masters,” “Faking It” in the UK and US and getting licensed to dump waste on the first season of “Scrapheap Challenge” (later to become “Junkyward Wars” in the US).
Minoprio began her career in the UK documentary tradition researching such diverse subjects as the moon landings, the history of conjuring the female orgasm. Her knack for popular story-telling and fascination with what makes people tick led her to become a key player in the development of the new genre of reality television. Before the term was even coined, she produced one of Britain’s very first ‘reality shows,’ “Shipwrecked,” in which she stranded a group of young Brits on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific for several months. This became a huge breakout hit with the UK audience long before Survivor and continued for several seasons.
Minoprio is the proud owner of a degree in Latin, a James Beard award, four Emmy® nominations and a crippling Marmite addiction.