The FishbowlDC Interview With Discovery’s Managing Exec. Producer Christo Doyle

Say hello to Christo Doyle, Managing Executive Producer for the Discovery Channel. He is an Emmy award-winning, 12-year veteran of Discovery Communications and has served as Executive Producer on Monster Garage, Miami Ink and Dirty Jobs. Christo now runs East Coast Production while also executive producing numerous Discovery Channel series, including Gold Rush. He can be seen each week as host of the Gold Rush Aftershow. Christo was formerly executive producer of  Spielberg/Dreamworks/Discovery Channel series “The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.” Before joining Discovery, Christo worked in production roles at ESPN and NBC Sports. He has a BA in political science from the University of Vermont.

Pssst…the season finale of Gold Rush is tonight at 9 p.m. Tune in, and read on.

What word do you routinely misspell? Gold Rush. I often write Gold Tush because the “r” is near the “t”.

What word or phrase do you overuse? Where is the cool shit in this show?

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Coca-Cola

How often do you Google yourself? Haven’t in a while but I will right now.

What is your favorite reality program and why? “Hard Knocks” on HBO. I am a meathead.

Do you have a favorite word? Vacation

What was your New Year’s resolution for 2012?  If you say it here, it’s on the record, and we’ll hold you to it! Be a better friend. In 2011 I didn’t make enough time for people.

You’ve worked with many talented producers, including Steven Spielberg.  Which TV producer(s) would you rather have dinner with – Mark Burnett (“Survivor,”) Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon (“Homeland” and “24,”) or Tina Fey (“30 Rock?”) Tell us why. Mark Burnett. I was a closet Survivor fan and still am. It broke new ground.

If the head of your network came to you and said you could add a roving reporter to the “Gold Rush” after show, who would you hire, and why? Zach Galifianakis or Dave Chappelle. I am not funny, nor do I really belong on TV. They do.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? The “Monday Night Football” theme

It’s 3 a.m. and you get up to use the bathroom or get a drink of water. Do you check your BlackBerry or iPhone? I want to but I resist because I know how pathetic that would be.

What swear word do you use most often? It is a phrase. Acronym is GFY.

If you weren’t a producer at Discovery Channel, what would you be? I like to think I could be an architect.

When you pig out what do you eat? Bacon Blue Burger and Crispy Fries

If you could influence the world of unscripted television in one way right now what would it be? No faking anything.

When did you last cry and why? I actually shed a tear when I was watching the final cut of Discovery’s “The Rising” (a six-hour special on the rebuilding of ground zero.)  Mostly because I was done.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure? Eastbound and Down. It makes me dumber but I like it.

What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken? When I was 25 I traveled with two friends for three months. We went places we never thought we would get back to – Greek Islands, Turkey, Israel, Kenya.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. Nike Air Force Ones. Preferably brand new.

Pick one: Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg or Elizabeth Hasselbeck? What am I doing with them???