Veteran syndicated television producer Theresa Coffino has run the day-to-day operations of the Emmy® Award–winning entertainment news magazine Extra for the past 12 years. She currently enters her 15th year with the show as Extra launches its 22nd season this fall. She was named the show’s executive producer in 2002, and previously held co-executive producer and supervising producer credits on the series.
Prior to joining Extra, Coffino worked in a variety of capacities, overseeing multiple productions during a 10-year stint with Paramount Syndicated Television. She produced the viewer-favorite news magazines Hard Copy and A Current Affair. Also during her tenure at Paramount, Coffino garnered national media attention for her acclaimed coverage of high-profile cases including the trials of Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson and William Kennedy Smith.
Coffino’s illustrious career began in her home state of New York, where she worked for Lifetime Television as a senior producer on the series Attitudes, with Linda Dano and Nancy Glass. Additionally, Coffino worked for Fox, where she developed, produced and helped create New York City’s most talked-about network morning show, Good Day New York. The show became the prototype for Fox morning programs throughout the United States.
Coffino attended Fordham University in New York and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. She currently resides in Los Angeles.