Katie Neff runs the development team at High Noon. An avid fan of reality television (as a preteen her parents cut off MTV at their house because she was “too young to be watching the Real World”), Katie relies on her passion for the genre to oversee a robust slate of projects ranging from home renovation to food to shiny floor competition formats and beyond. From discovering Chip and Joanna Gaines (the talent behind HGTV’s #1 show ever Fixer Upper), to developing shows like Netflix’s How to Build a Sex Room, Katie’s goal is to take the tried and true lifestyle genre and push it to new heights.
Under her leadership, High Noon has developed and sold dozens of successful series, including HGTV hits Good Bones, Unsellable Houses, Farmhouse Fixer, and Bargain Block; Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prize Fight; Nat Geo Wild’s Dog: Impossible, and much more. On the streaming side she has sold series to Hulu (Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People), ROKU (a not-yet announced culinary competition), Netflix (Southern Survival and an as-yet announced ensemble docuseries) and Amazon (two as-yet announced celeb-fronted series).
Katie graduated from the University of Richmond and began her career in the New York City publishing world, where she worked as an editor at O at Home (an Oprah publication) and Country Living magazines. After she met her (now) husband, she made the move west to Denver, CO. Upon landing in Colorado, she heard about a company called High Noon… 14 years (and 2 kids) later, she can’t imagine working anywhere else!