Steve Burns is an Emmy award-winning programmer for several U.S. broadcast and streaming channels, including EVP roles at Discovery and National Geographic. He recently retired as Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, a SVOD documentary channel, now in 16-million homes worldwide. Steve Burns has since rejoined Roller Coaster Road Productions as Executive Producer at the company he founded in 2011 where he has produced programs for NOVA, PBS, National Geographic, CuriosityStream, CCTV-9 Documentary Channel in China and Smithsonian Channel.
He has won multiple industry awards, including two Emmys for 5 Years on Mars and Spirit of the Rainforest. Recently, Steve Burns won the Legacy Award at Jackson Wild for science and natural history programming. And the Lifetime Achievement Award for science programming at World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.