Company: Michael Pearl Productions
Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, United States
Michael Pearl, Consultant at Michael Pearl Productions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in broadcasting.
Having accrued 45 years of local and network television broadcasting experience, Mr. Pearl is a distinguished member of the sports media industry. For three years, he studied mass communications and media studies at the University of Miami, which offered him the opportunities to intern for newspapers, radio stations and television stations alike. However, the world of television particularly intrigued him and he accepted his first professional position at the local station where he first served as an intern.
Notably, Mr. Pearl has served as a producer, executive producer and senior vice president consultant of numerous broadcasting stations, including WTVJ, CBS, ABC, CBS, ESPN and the Turner Network between 1968 and 2013. Before beginning his retirement in 2014, he was the executive producer and senior vice president of ABC Sports for 14 years. Desiring to remain working in the industry, he has been a consultant through his company, Michael Pearl Productions, since 2015. Looking back on his illustrious career, he recalls producing one of the highest-rated Olympics with CBS as the highlight of his career.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career trajectory, Mr. Pearl was named to the Sports Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2015. Likewise, he has received 16 Emmy Awards and was granted the Eclipse Award for Best Horse Racing Coverage. He was also proud to have been written about in a series of Legends Behind the Lens. Mr. Pearl attributes his vast success to looking for new challenges, going to new places and finding new inspirations.
Presently, Mr. Pearl maintains professional affiliation with the University of Miami Alumni Association, Alzheimer’s Association, ABC Alumni Association, CBS Alumni Association and National Association of Broadcasters. In five years’ time, he hopes to get into the entertainment business as a production assistant. Mr. Pearl’s advice to those looking to break into the broadcast industry is to familiarize themselves with the advancements in streaming services, as well as to find a new area of media production that offers the opportunity for growth.
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