A three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, David McKenzie is a producer, director, and writer with more than 100 film and TV credits to his name. As president of Associated Television International (ATI), he leads a global media production and distribution company recognized as one of the top 10 independent syndicators of original content in the US.
David McKenzie’s most recent project is the 16-episode series Purgatory, of which he serves as executive producer. He served the same role on other recent projects such as Evil Touch (2019), Hate Among Us (2019), and The Big Stage (2019). He earned Outstanding Directing – Special Class Daytime Emmy Awards for Hate Among Us, On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa (2009), and America’s Invisible Children: The Homeless Education Crisis in America (2007).
McKenzie has also earned Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his work on This Just In (2016), Laura McKenzie’s Traveler (2010), Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis (2008), and Who’s Who of World Giving (2007). He shared many of these nominations with frequent collaborators Paul Sharratt, John Ross, and Laura McKenzie.
In addition to his recent and award-winning specials, David McKenzie has executive produced the television series Masters of Illusion (2014-15), Extreme Escapes (2014), and Real Vice Cops (2008-09). His work as a producer extends back to 1986.
More recently, McKenzie executive produced and directed the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2020). He has produced several awards shows over the years, including the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition, he has produced or directed events such as the 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (2018), 20th Annual Movieguide Awards (2012), the 2007, 2008, and 2009 World Magic Awards, and the International Magic Awards (1993). He also created the TV series documentary Ghost Stories (1997) and The Agency (2018) and served as a writer for both projects.