‘MasterChef’ EP DJ Nurre Exits Endemol Shine North America

EXCLUSIVE: DJ Nurre, one of Endemol Shine North America’s top unscripted executives, has left the company after six years.

Nurre, who was EVP, Unscripted Series at the Banijay-owned production company, has exec produced series including MasterChef and Lego Masters since joining the company in March 2018.

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Deadline understands that Nurre has already left the company, which confirmed his departure. It’s not clear what his next move is.

Nurre’s appointment back in 2018 was Sharon Levy’s first major move when she joined the company as President, Unscripted and Scripted Television. She is now CEO of the producer.

In addition to MasterChef and its spinoffs including MasterChef Junior and Lego Masters, which is going in to its fifth season at Fox, he has exec produced series including CBS’ Come Dance with Me, TBS’ Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and NBC’s recent Deal or No Deal reboot Deal or No Deal Island.

Nurre joined from 3 Ball Entertainment, where he was EVP, Programming and Development. He spent 13 years at 3 Ball, working on series including Bar Rescue and Catch a Contractor. Other credits include Beauty and the Geek and The Biggest Loser.

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