His name is Alex Kolb. He is a Minneapolis-based live television director and co-director, with a focus in large-budget series and specials. Alex has worked for the past several years between the US and Europe, culminating in jointly directing in 2017 the world's largest entertainment show by viewership, The Eurovision Song Contest. The show aired live across 46 countries including the U.S., U.K., and China, and reached 184 million live viewers, surpassing even the Super Bowl by some 70 million viewers.
" I am a strong believer in and an experienced practitioner of the European approach to live television, having begun my career as an apprentice in Switzerland, followed by work in Denmark. I define the success of any production by the unification of the visions of the delegations and producers, and believe that working with a collaborative mindset is the key to achieving events of massive proportion. "
- Alex Kolb