Co-Creator and Executive Producer, The Amazing Race
Chief Operating Officer, World Race Productions and Profiles Television
Elise Doganieri is a ten-time Emmy award-winning producer best known for co-creating and executive producing CBS's reality TV juggernaut The Amazing Race. Elise runs World Race Productions and Profiles Television, award-winning, full-service production companies, developing and producing programming for the worldwide marketplace.
Since launching in 2001, The Amazing Race has aired nearly 400 episodes, and is seen in 80+ countries. Elise's production company also oversees the international versions of the show in Canada, China, Israel, Australia and South America.
For The Amazing Race, Doganieri has earned ten Emmy awards, three Producers Guild Awards, a DGA award, a GLAAD Award and a Television Critics award.
In addition to The Amazing Race, Elise executive produced a high-concept competition series, The Quest for ABC. In this groundbreaking series where fantasy meets reality, scripted actors guide the action of the reality contestants through the storyline as they perform epic challenges.
Elise also executive produced Oprah's Big Give, Take The Money & Run, and Profiles from the Front Line for ABC.
Her other series include, The Great Escape for TNT and Fight Master: Bellator MMA, on Spike.
Doganieri produced two groundbreaking, interactive branded-entertainment programs for Ford; Focus Rally America on Hulu, and Escape Routes on NBC which also had a live-streaming and interactive component.
In 2013, Escape Routes received an Effie Award nomination in the Media category, emerging as a finalist.
Prior to Television, Doganieri worked as an advertising executive for top agencies in both New York and Los Angeles, including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB Needham, and Chiat/Day.
Before her advertising career, Doganieri co-founded in 1994 the New York-based Open-I-Media, an Internet consulting and design firm that developed strategies, interactive solutions and design for several Fortune 500 companies.
Elise attended The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City where she received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, graduating with honors. In 2006 The Fashion Institute of Technology honored her with the Marvin Feldman Award, recognizing achievement in business and technology.
Elise has been a featured speaker at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conventions. Also, she addressed the Dynamic Women in Business Conference, held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
She makes her home in Los Angeles, California.