A believer in the phrase “Life’s a Pitch,” Dave Noll not only practices what he preaches, he delivers on it to the tune of sales totaling nearly $400 million for programming he and his business partner Cleve Keller have created during the past 11 years.
In fact, he has signed content deals with many of the world’s leading content platforms and producers, including: A&E, AMC, BBC, Bravo, CBS, Discovery, Endemol Shine, Entertainment One, Food Network, FOX, France 2, Fremantle, Hasbro, Hearst, HGTV, IAC, Lifetime, MTV, National Geographic, Paramount Network, ProSieben, RTL, Scripps, Sinclair, Sundance, TLC, TV Asahi, USA, Walmart, Yahoo, Yoshimoto and Zodiak.
Creators of some of the past decade’s most popular shows, Keller/Noll has rapidly become one of the industry’s most prolific and successful independent production companies. Fueling Dave and Cleve’s success is their collective deep understanding of which kinds of programming today’s television viewers find most appealing, and a clear vision of what types of content programmers across multiple platforms are looking to air or stream.
Dave is probably best-known as the creator and executive producer of Chopped, one of the most successful television franchises in history, having spawned Chopped Junior, Chopped Champions, and Chopped Canada across 600+ episodes and counting. In 2012, Dave was honored with the James Beard Award for Best Television Series for Chopped, which has four Critics Choice Award nominations in the Best Reality Competition Series category, and was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
In partnership with Cleve, has developed, created and produced successful television series formats that have embraced a wide variety of concepts from relationship conflict resolution, to cooking competitions, to game shows in which participants guess what Americans think about certain subjects.
In all, the New York-headquartered Keller/Noll has ideated, created and produced more than 2,100 episodes of programming since its launch, with more than 350 episodes airing globally in 2018 alone. This includes the September 2018 national syndication premiere of Vivica A. Fox-hosted Face the Truth, created by Keller/Noll, which is producing it in conjunction with CBS Television and Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions. The precedent-setting relationship conflict resolution daytime series received an unprecedented initial first season order of 170 episodes. Earlier in 2018, the premiere of the duos’ hit GSN series America Says (hosted by actor John Michael Higgins) was quickly followed by a second season renewal for an additional 95 episodes.
Keller/Noll is also the creator of Movies 101 (AMC), No Kitchen Required (BBC), Rocco’s Dinner Party (Bravo), Dinner Takes All! (BYU), Is Your House Out To Get You? (Discovery), Punchline (FOX), Winsanity! (GSN), Beat the House, Don’t Sweat It and 25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes (HGTV), Wives on the Homefront and Your Mama Don’t Dance (Lifetime), Cover Shot (TLC), and the global game show formats Momentum, Unbeatable and You vs..
In 1998, Dave was awarded The Platinum Album Award from the Recording Industry Association of America. He was the Executive Producer of a series of music videos from the soundtrack to the motion picture Titanic.
Dave and his family reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.