Les Heintz 


Les Heintz is an accomplished television producer and media executive with over 25 years of experience in non-fiction television, marketing and commercial advertising. 

Heintz currently serves as Executive Producer of The McLaughlin Group. The iconic series was re-booted in the Fall of 2019. Heintz is credited with securing national distribution for the project over Public Broadcasting.

​He also acts as Creative Director for McLaughlin.com and leads the projects rebranding and marketing efforts.

Heintz has created, produced and directed prime-time series for multiple cable networks. His other television screen credits include Executive Producer, Writer, Director and Producer on platforms such as Public Broadcasting, Discovery Channel, WEtv, Travel Channel and GAC.

As a marketing executive, Heintz  works with a broad range of clients and has received a number of prestigious awards including first place in the New York Festivals, two CINE Golden Eagles, two Omni InterMedia awards, and a Silver at the Worldfest Film Festival, several Telly Awards and two regional Emmy Awards. 

Heintz launched his media company after working more than a decade in television news. His early work in journalism has been recognized by such groups as the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences, White House News Photographers Association, the Associated Press, United Press International, the Ohio State Awards, the Radio & Television News Directors Association, and American Women in Radio & TV. 

Les was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Anne. They have two daughters, and currently reside in the Washington, DC area. He is former President of the CapitalEmmy Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is also serves on the Board of Trustees to The National Academy.