Mike Aho Named Shine America SVP, Factual

The veteran producer and showrunner will lead company’s docu-series development.

Mike Aho has been named senior vice president, factual entertainment at Shine America.

Aho will lead Shine America’s docu-series development and production efforts, identifying original stories for the U.S. market that can also be formatted globally. Aho, who was most recently VP of factual programming at Collins Ave., will report to Eden Gaha, president, Shine America.

During Aho’s tenure at Collins Ave, he 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 was co-executive producer at Glassman Media in 2008-2010, where he co-produced and co-created High Society for The CW 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.

Aho is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Film & Television.

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