Miss USA 2016 - Judge - Fred Nelson
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Fred Nelson


Fred Nelson is the President/Executive Producer of the People’s Choice Awards, the annual live broadcast celebrating fan favorites in movies, music and TV. Throughout his ten-year tenure, he has developed the brand into an always-on digital experience and led its global expansion.

Nelson joined People’s Choice after a decade at Entertainment Weekly where he was Vice President of Marketing & Promotion, Editorial Development and Digital Media. During that time, he was Co-Executive Producer of The World Series of Pop Culture on VH1.

Nelson was chosen as a pop culture expert by the producers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for their “brain trust” lifeline, and served as a guest judge on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. His TV appearances also include ABC, Bravo, CBS, E!, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight and OMG! Insider.

Nelson serves on the boards of SAY (The Stuttering Association for the Young) and New York Stage and Film. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and resides in New York City.