His expertise in ensuring shows’ greater success, stature & longevity, re-energizing existing shows through new formatting, and getting new shows off the ground by inserting talented comedians & celebrities into projects & discovering/launching critical talent informs all his work. He has served as a Blue Ribbon, Emmy Voter, casting category since 1994 & has worked effectively with networks in the UK, Japan, Brazil, India, Costa Rica, Canada, Ireland, France, Bahamas, and Russia for 8 consecutive years.
As Vice President Of Talent Development with NBCU’s Alternative Programming, Chuck identified, attracted/retained key talent; created new shows; was talent consultant for Alternative Series and Specials, & Executive in Charge of Talent for the globally-acclaimed Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. He produced critical shows for Comedy Central & David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants.
Currently Chuck consults on the hit television shows "Holey Moley" on ABC and FOX'S #1 hit "The Masked Singer".
Dixie Chicks |Train |Al Franken |Trace Adkins |Arianna Huffington |Ann Coulter |Ari Afsar (Hamilton lead) |Celebrity Apprentice |Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Celebrity Edition |Panic at the Disco | Pentatonix |Hollywood Game Night |
Helped create format and garnered A-list celebrities for:
ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (helped create both formats) |NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice (US & Irish versions) |NBC’s Hollywood Game Night |Who Do You Think you Are? | I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here I Comedy Central Roasts of Joan Rivers & Donald Trump |
Produced/secured talent for all celebrity episodes of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Selected shows produced:
The Apprentice (all celebrity episodes) |Who Wants to be a Millionaire? |Crank Yankers |I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here |Who Do You Think You Are? |
Mark Cuban's Fireside, an interactive platform that is helping creators share their stories with audiences through live and virtual shows.
“I would definitely like to take this moment to take credit for launching Chuck's career many years ago from the inception of Politically Incorrect back in NY when it aired on Comedy Central. He also uprooted his NY roots and came with me to LA to work on the ABC version of the show. In reality, Chuck had a great knack for booking and merging panels on my show from all arenas such as politics, music, television, and film. Of course this led to many unpredictable topics and guest interaction on a nightly basis. I consider him a friend and ally in this town and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
“First got to know Chuck when he got me to perform live some years back. After working with him I can say that he is the real deal and an absolute professional. I can truly say he is one of the most loyal and genuine people I have come across in this crazy business that I know all too well. Chuck always takes the call and is willing to consult with an open heart and mind. Bottom line, he's the guy that gets it done and I will forever value his unwavering loyalty and support. Boo yah….and that’s the truth.”
"Chuck is the kind of guy who makes things happen and gets things done. I've worked with him on many projects from Miss Universe to Hollywood Game Night and a Celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior and what I appreciate most about him is his honest and humble attitude, and how he relates to those he works with. He has a vast network of high profile and celebrity connections which gives him incredible access for booking talent on shows, but to Chuck they are all good friends who are happy to get his call.
“Chuck helped make Hollywood Game Night a success for us through his relationships in the community - a testament to his positive reputation and work ethic. We feel lucky to have worked so closely with him and would do so again in a heartbeat."
"I've known Chuck Labella for almost 20 years. I've come to depend on his counsel in matters both private and professional. I have found him to be loyal, honest, steadfast, and cool under pressure. Chuck doesn't rattle. The man has game, and he's my friend."
"Chuck LaBella is pros pro. He always had my back. What more could one be guaranteed."