Howard Schultz has been at the forefront of reality television since the genre's inception. In 1992, he formed the company Lighthearted Entertainment following his production of the breakthrough hit, Studs. The Hollywood Reporter, a leading entertainment industry newspaper, named him as one of the top 50 forces in the field. He was also named by Los Angeles magazine as one of the city's most influential people for the worldwide success of his television show Extreme Makeover for ABC. His other successes include Next! on MTV and The Moment of Truth for Fox.
Lighthearted Entertainment has become a global leader in television formats with more than eight of their shows being produced in various countries worldwide. As a result, Schultz has traveled extensively throughout the world, working with local producers and their productions of his company's programs. His company continues to distinguish itself today by creating breakout hits from cutting-edge ideas. In the past year, it has aired a number of new shows: 72 Hours for TNT and Lone Star Legend for Animal Planet, two specials for TLC and NatGeo, and most recently a new series, Are You The One?, for MTV.
Schultz received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married and has three sons.