Steve Ascher is Executive Vice President, Head of Development for A+E FACTUAL STUDIOS™. In this role, Ascher creates unscripted series, specials and documentaries for the A+E Networks™ portfolio as well as develops series for external clients and the international marketplace.
A veteran producer and journalist, Ascher’s recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the critically acclaimed Unidentified™, both for The HISTORY® Channel. He also served as an executive producer alongside Monica Lewinsky on the documentary 15 Minutes of Shame for HBO Max. His team has produced hundreds of titles including RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers, in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy’s children; Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence; Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light; and The Proof Is Out There™. Ascher joined The HISTORY Channel in 2013 as an executive producer with oversight for series and specials including Forged in Fire®, Pawn Stars®, Ax Men® and Alcatraz: Search for the Truth.
Prior to joining A+E Networks, he worked at NBC News, traveling the world and telling stories in places like Beijing, Dubai and Panama. Ascher lives in New York with his wife and three sons.