Fred Nelson is the President/Executive Producer of the People’s Choice Awards, the annual celebration of fan favorites in movies, music and TV. Throughout his eight year tenure with the People’s Choice brand, he has overseen the global growth of the franchise in partnership with Mark Burnett.
Nelson joined People’s Choice after a decade at Entertainment Weekly where he was V. P., Marketing & Promotion, Editorial Development and Digital Media. During that time, Nelson was Co-Executive Producer for the first two seasons of The World Series of Pop Culture, a television series he created in conjunction with Embassy Row and VH1. He was chosen as a pop culture expert by the producers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s for their “brain trust” lifeline.
Nelson’s TV appearances include ABC, Bravo, CBS, E!, Fox News, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, OMG! Insider, and as a guest judge on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”
Nelson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and resides in New York City.