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Big City is a full service content production company that services all of the  broadcast, cable and digital networks around the world.  From our groundbreaking work in the true-crime genre to our history changing documentary series - Big City looks for inspiring stories, relatable characters and unbelievable real life and historical moments that define us as people. 


Lori Rothschild Ansaldi

Lori Rothschild Ansaldi is one of the leading developers and Executive Producers in the non-fiction television industry. Her passion for storytelling and finding outrageous characters has resulted in several hit series including TLC’s Doubling Down with the Derricos, The 7 Little Johnstons, ID's The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead, OWN’s The Golden Sisters, A&E’s Deadly Wives, and ID’s Murder Book. Her DB Cooper: Case Closed for History was the highest rated special for the network in over 2 years.


Rothschild’s non-fiction television career started in the halls of Discovery Communications in Maryland where she served on the Production and Development teams for Travel Channel and Discovery Channel.


While at the Travel Channel, she co-created and Executive Produced the hit treasure hunting series CASH AND TREASURES and won a National Daytime Emmy for her work on PASSPORT TO LATIN AMERICA with SAMANTHA BROWN. She also served as the Executive Producer on the wildly popular WORLD POKER TOUR, which created a new vanguard in televised poker.


At Discovery Channel, Rothschild served as Supervising Producer and sat on the development team responsible for CASH CAB, DEADLIEST CATCH, I SHOULDN’T BE ALIVE, DIRTY JOBS and PLANET EARTH. She also produced numerous specials and LIVE events including THE LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC with JAMES CAMERON and BIKER BUILD OFF: THE ULTIMATE CHOP.


In 2018, Lori started following a possible wrongful conviction case out of the state of Ohio.  That case is now the subject of season 1 of the much anticipated podcast THE SYSTEM which is hosted by Kim Kardashian.  Lori and Kim both serve as Executive Producers.  The 8 episode podcast is scheduled to drop in the Summer of 2022.


Now three years old, Big City TV  has several series under its belt including season 3 of Doubling Down with the Derricos for TLC and the Discovery+ series, THE PROGRAM: PRISON DETOX - now streaming.


Rothschild is also well known for her "side hustle" as a criminal justice reform advocate. She works with several advocacy groups including The Innocence Projects, Georgetown University's Making an Exoneree Project and Northwestern University's Center for Wrongful Convictions.  

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