about michele yeo - director, talent management
TV producer, cat lady and unapologetic Kanye apologist, Michele Yeo joins GAB as director of talent management overseeing our talent division. Coming off a stint producing CBCs The Goods, Michele is a seasoned segment producer, who worked for eight years in-house at CBC, ET Canada and Much Music. She also spent seven years producing shows for Global, W Network, A&E and Movie Central. She jokes that looking back makes her feel #old #arthritis #centrumsilver. Actually, she just got started young.
call her Donna
Originally from the ‘Peg, Michele worked in Calgary for seven years before becoming a West Queen West hoodrat in Toronto (her words). Somewhere in between navigating film sets, pitching stories, traveling the country and organizing contracts, Michele discovered that her name misleads people. Have you ever met someone and seen that glint in their eye when they realize you’re not who they expected? She calls herself the real life Donna Chang. Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Mhmm, think about it.
serious work/funny lady
Michele brings a unique perspective to GAB. As someone who spent fifteen years producing television for major media outlets, she has an intimate knowledge of what the media wants from talent. And having worked closely with actors, celebrity chefs and HGTV superstars, among other personalities, Michele knows firsthand how careers are built through proper management. She also survived (barely) seven days on a private jet, touring the world with Rihanna. So, she’s basically seen it all. Did I mention that she has a degree in Communications and training as a standup comic? That’s right. This woman brings wit to work ethic.
quirks and quarks
Her biggest guilty pleasure is the Kardashians and her biggest pet peeve is slow walkers. She puts Kanye West in her headphones, Tina Fey on a pedestal and Samantha Bee on the tube. When asked if there is one thing that she would change about pop culture she says: “Fewer housewife shows. They’re great, but you’d have to be a shut-in to follow all of them.”