Art Edwards is a reality television pioneer with more than 15 years experience as a writer, director and producer.
Edwards landed his first job in show business at MTV as a writer on the show “Singled Out” with Jenny McCarthy. He worked at MTV for several years on series like “The Cut,” “Who Knows The Band” and “Dismissed.” He also wrote and produced a number of popular shows including “Street Smarts” and “Change of Heart.”
Edwards was at the forefront of modern reality television production, working closely with Mike Fleiss on the relationship series juggernaut, “The Bachelor.”
From there, his producer-director credits began to stack up. He worked on “The Bachelorette,” “Are You Hot,” “High School Reunion,” “The Next Great Champ,” “The Cut,” “I Want To Be A Hilton” and “God or The Girl.”
Edwards has also worked with a who’s who list of celebrities and entertainers such as Miley Cyrus, Tommy Hilfiger, Dave Chappelle, Paris Hilton, Guy Fieri, Mario Lopez and Michael Strahan.
Edwards’s first executive producer job was on the competition series “Food Network Challenge,” a show directly responsible for the explosion of cake-related programming on American television. It was on “Challenge” that he first met Buddy Valastro.
Edwards and Valastro teamed up to produce the hit series “Cake Boss” for TLC. He was the co-creator and executive producer of all of Valastro’s spinoffs, “Next Great Baker,” “Kitchen Boss” and “Buddy’s Bakery Rescue.” It was during this period that Edwards opened High Noon Entertainment’s New York office, accepting the position of Executive Vice President/East Coast.
Edwards and Valastro’s successful collaborations on the Cake Boss franchise motivated them to form a partnership and create Cakehouse Media. It was the natural next step. Valastro and Edwards are passionate, ambitious, focused workhorses who love what they do. In Cakehouse Media, they will break the mold, innovate and create binge-worthy programming.
Art Edwards lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and son. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.