Mike Aho, Senior Vice President, Factual Entertainment
Mike Aho was named Senior Vice President, Factual Entertainment, at Shine America, in December 2013.
Aho leads Shine America’s docu-series development and production efforts, identifying original stories for the U.S. market that can also be formatted globally. Aho was formerly Vice President of Factual Programming at Collins Ave. During his tenure at Collins Ave, Aho created, developed and ran current on hundreds of hours of non-scripted programming for several networks, including the Dance Moms franchise for Lifetime, as well as American Stuffers for Animal Planet, Meet The Hutterites for Nat Geo and Drama Queen for E!
Prior to his role at Collins Ave., Aho served as Co-Executive Producer at Glassman Media from 2008-2010, where he co-produced and co-created High Society for The CW Network and was a producer on NBC’s Three Wishes and ABC’s The Ex-Wives Club. Aho also has credits as a producer on the Bravo hit Queer Eye for The Straight Guy and ABC’s The Bachelorette.
He spent more than a decade in Europe at the start of his career, working on a variety of series in both the UK and France, including Star News and Grandeur Nature for M6 in Paris.
Aho is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Film & Television and currently resides in Los Angeles.