About Joe Carolei

Joe Carolei is a TV director/producer with over 20 years of experience. With multiple Emmy, ACE, and IFT Awards to his name, Joe Carolei is considered one of the most experienced and versatile television directors. Consistently hailed as innovative, collaborative, and passionate, Carolei has directed for the world’s top media broadcasters, including:

  • CBS Television Studios
  • CBS Sports and News
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Fox
  • Comedy Central
  • Disney
  • SyFy
  • MTV
  • VH1
  • Discovery Channel
  • TLC
  • Animal Planet
  • Travel Channel
  • GSN

Passion for Sports

A sports fanatic, Carolei kicked off his career in the high-pressure field of directing live sporting events with NFL and NCAA Football, NBA, and Championship Boxing. After earning his first Emmy with CBS Sports, FOX recruited Carolei to help change the face of prime-time news with the launch of the network's first news magazine, Front Page. A second Emmy soon followed.

Joe’s Credits

Carolei directed and produced hundreds of hours of television across all content formats. His credits include:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Live Sports
  • Live Streaming
  • Prime-Time Specials
  • Comedy
  • Talk
  • Game Shows
  • Sitcoms
  • Reality Shows

Launching Celebrity Careers

From launching the careers of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake with The Mickey Mouse Club to launching the syndicated rating phenomenon Judge Judy to the first live broadcast of the hit show Man vs. Food. Most recently, Carolei continues to be an impact player, directing The Talk for CBS and an Emmy Nomination for Best Director.

Go-To Guy

“Besides being phenomenally talented, Joe was the perfect guy to work with on my first live show,” said Curtis Colden, Producer of Big Brother & The Apprentice. Tammy Johnson of Embassy Row Productions added, “The talent loves him, the crew loves him, the execs love him.” Robert Sitrick of Discovery Communications raved, “Joe is my go-to guy.”

Joe’s Philanthropy

Always an Eagle fan, Carolei travels back to his hometown of Philly as often as he can. When he is not cheering for his team, Carolei is Vice President of the Board of Directors for Dream Street. This charity provides summer camp experiences for children with terminal and life-threatening diseases (dreamstreetfoundation.org).

Check out the talk shows and reality programs produced and directed by Joe Carole.