As Vice President of Current Programming for Universal Television Alternative Studio, Joey Femia oversees a wide range of series including live music competition “American Song Contest,” hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, comedy-variety event series “That’s My Jam,” hosted by Jimmy Fallon, “Weakest Link,” hosted by Jane Lynch and “College Bowl,” hosted by Peyton Manning. Femia is also responsible for previous notable projects including holiday baking competition series “Baking It,” hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg, Lebron James’ “The Wall,” Emmy® Award-winning “Hollywood Game Night,” “World of Dance,” executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and many more.
Femia began his career as part of Walt Disney World’s professional internship program. He went on to Blue Man Group as a Stagehand at Universal Orlando Resort, followed by a production internship in New York City at ABC’s “The View". He relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 as a Production Assistant on numerous programs ranging from NBC’s “The Voice” to “The Academy Awards” to “The Grammy Awards.” He then joined NBCUniversal as a Coordinator in the alternative programming division before rising to Director of Current Programming in 2020 at Universal Television Alternative Studio. The studio is a leading supplier of groundbreaking unscripted content and formats, and it develops and produces a diverse slate of original programming for a variety of platforms.
Femia graduated with a BA in Radio & Television Production and a BS in Event Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.