David Kiviat

A unique alliance of television’s most creative visionaries

Director/Producer David Kiviat, has spanned the globe with ABC Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports, Versus and ABC News for almost 30 years. David’s forte is extreme, extraordinary outdoor event coverage with difficult logistical details, and this commitment to superior production has earned him a reputation as an innovative and creative leader. His expertise with the business aspects of production, client relations and marketing/branding initiatives, coupled with his unique combination of artistic and storytelling skills, have made Kiviat an indispensable packager of many live, tape, and short turnaround television events.

Recognized throughout the industry as a visionary leader, David’s versatility as Executive Producer and Coordinating Director of complex, televised events, make him a valuable asset to any organization. A talented multi-tasker, he has produced over 200 one-hour shows during the past five years, and is accustomed to using innovative techniques to stretch resources and meet deadlines. Kiviat possesses unique interpersonal skills and is a persuasive and proficient communicator. His passion creates an exciting and cooperative work environment that stimulates growth and achievement for team members, enabling them to go beyond even their own expectations. The result…a healthy creative process that allows for increased production value. David has shown a consistent ability to deliver high quality shows on or under budget, where creative abilities shine through, and the investment is clearly visible on the screen.

Recent Highlights

A Good Show, Ringwood, New Jersey Founder / Executive Producer [ 2009-Present ]
Creators of quality, cutting edge network and cable sports television productions. Whether live, short-turn-around or post-produced, AGS captures the athletic experience, world-class performance and superior quality product that best represent the essence of respect for athlete, sport and brand.

Jacobs Management Corporation, Minneapolis, MN [ 2005-2009 ]
Sr. Vice President Television Production and Media Development, Executive Producer 
FLW Outdoors, Lifestyles of the Great American Boater (Versus, FOX SportsNet, INHD)

FOX SportsNet, Los Angeles, CA Executive Producer FLW Outdoors [2005 ]
Created, developed and managed television coverage of professional bass competitions for the world’s largest tournament fishing organization.

ABC News, New York, NY Director/Producer Good Morning America [ 2003 – 2004 ]

ABC Sports/ESPN, New York, NY Director [ 1994 – 2005 ]
College Football Series’ / BCS Bowls (Rose, Orange, Fiesta, Sugar) Horse Racing – Preakness Stakes, Florida Derby, Bluegrass Stakes, Breeder’s Cup Classic Series Figure Skating World Championships, Wide World of Sports, Arena Football Playoffs and Arena Bowls, NYC Marathon

ABC Sports/ESPN, New York, NY Producer [ 1994 – 2005 ]
Wide World of Sports, Tour de France, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races, Raid Gauloises, Ski Flying, Supercross, Tournament of Roses Parade, College Football Studio (Links Producer), ESPN Horseracing Series, Preakness Stakes

Past Highlights

ABC Sports, New York, NY Replay / Tease / Feature Producer [ 1990 – 2000 ]
Triple Crown Races (Derby, Preakness, Belmont), NFL Super Bowls and Wildcard Playoffs

ABC Sports, New York, NY Associate Director (Staff) [ 1987 - 1994 ]
1988 Winter Olympics(Calgary),1989 World Series, Major League Baseball, Wide World of Sports, College and NFL Football, Horse Racing, Auto Racing, College Basketball, Ironman Triathlon, Wide World of Sports for Kids.

ABC Television Network, New York, NY Associate Director (Staff) [ 1982 – 1987 ]
Directed break studios for network, news, sports, and special events, as well as commercial integration.

Awards

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York, NY
Seven Emmy Awards
 (Preakness Stakes, World Series, Wide World of Sports, Raid Gauloises, Iditarod)
Additionally nominated over 30 times

Education

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY [ 1977 – 1981 ]
S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications 
Bachelor of Science Major: Television / Radio Production Minor: Psychology