For more than 20 years, award-winning writer/producer/director/host Anthony McLemore has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in television news, talks shows, and reality/documentary programming. In 1999, he helped develop and launch E! Entertainment Television’s successful lifestyle show “Celebrity Homes”. Soon after, McLemore co-created BET’s smash hit celebrity lifestyle/documentary series “How I’m Living”. During the 2001-2002 TV season, the groundbreaking program more than tripled the network’s prime time ratings average from the previous year.
From there, McLemore went on to produce/direct on countless documentary, reality, and talk shows including CBS’s Big Brother , A&E’s The Jackson’s: “A Family Dynasty” , the critically acclaimed documentary series “Brat Camp” & “Border Security USA” for ABC, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for Bravo, Discovery Channel’s hit show “Street Outlaws” and “The Dr. Phil Show”, the highest rated talk show in daytime.
Anthony’s began his career in 1993 as a local news reporter/photographer/editor at the NBC affiliate KLSB-TV in Nacogdoches, Texas while attending Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating McLemore was a reporter for several other affiliates including KRBC-TV (Abilene, TX) , KLTV-TV (Tyler, TX), and KTBS-TV (Shreveport , LA) before producing documentary style programming.
In 1998, Anthony McLemore won a Cable Ace for the sketch comedy/magazine show “HEP-TV” and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for “Celebrity Homes” in 2001.