Michela Giorelli

Michela Giorelli leads the Unscripted team at NBCUniversal Telemundo Studios concentrating on the creations of premium documentary series, docurealities and reality formats in English and Spanish with strong Latino relevance.
Before working with NBC, Giorelli was the Head of Original Productions for Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic for more than 25 years. During her career at Discovery, she was instrumental in the development and execution of more than 5,000 productions made for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets. Many have been nominated for and received important industry accolades, including the US and International Emmy award.
Her projects include the development and production of True Crimes series such as Massacre of the Mormons, Garavito: The Serial Beast, Menem Jr: The Death of a President’s Son, Abdelmassih: From Miracles to Crime, Chapecoense Tragedy; and feature docs as Latinos on Death Row, Caravanas, Children at the Border, Castro: The World’s Most Watched Man, The Colosio Case, and Malvinas: The Story that Could have Been.
Giorelli also led the creation of reality series such as Mexicanicos and Texas Trocas, as well as the successful Latin American adaptations of formats such as Naked and Afraid, Amazing Race, Celebrity IOU, Next Great Baker, What Not to Wear, While You Were Out, Wife Swap, and Ten Years Younger.
Born in Turin, Italy, Giorelli grew up in Latin America. She moved to the United States to study communications at Emerson College in Boston, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree. She received a master’s degree in film production from American University in Washington, D.C., and has worked in Europe on renowned films such as The Godfather III, Johnny Stecchino and Where Angels Fear to Tread.