Chris Perera is an award-winning Executive Producer, Show Runner and Developer who has worked with a number of networks including A&E, History, ABC, Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Health, HGTV, DIY, FYI, History, National Geographic and TV-One. Credits include Show Runner for Nat Geo’s critically-acclaimed “American Weed”, TV-One’s “Celebrity Crime Files”, co-supervising Producer for ABC’s award-winning, “NY Med” as well as producing and directing work for a number of hit shows that include “Say Yes to the Dress”, “Tiny House Nation” and "While You Were Out." Perera is also Co-Owner of 5 Speed Entertainment, a company that creates, develops and packages programs for television broadcast and digital distribution.
As the Head of Development for Leopard Films USA, Perera helped develop, package and sell series, specials and pilots that include “House Hunters International” for HGTV, “Man Caves” for DIY, “Doctors on the Edge” for A&E, “Ugly Agency” for TLC, “Dear Genevieve” for HGTV and “Matchmaker” for HGTV. In addition to executive producing and supervising programs, Perera has extensive experience as a Director, Director of Photography and Video Journalist
In addition to news producing work at the PBS Newshour in Washington D.C., and at KPIX and KQED Radio in San Francisco, Perera was a General Assignment Reporter and Anchorman at ABC6 News in Providence, RI and Cape 11 News on Cape Cod.