CBS Announces The Elite Team Of Command Center Investigators Pursuing The Fugitives In The New Competition Series "Hunted"
December 14, 2016 - CBS today announced the elite team of Command Center investigators coordinating the 100,000 square mile manhunt for the nine teams who are on the run as fugitives in HUNTED. The new competition series premieres immediately following the NFL’s AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT – time is approximate after post-game coverage). The series moves to Wednesdays on Jan. 25, 2017, with a special two-hour episode, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. In subsequent weeks, it will air 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT.
HUNTED follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world, as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets’ homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Command Center investigators and Hunters in the field work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.
The Command Center will be led by a trio of intelligence and operations experts, and is staffed with current and former members of some of the top agencies in the world, including the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, British Intelligence, Navy SEALs and the U.S. Marshal Service.
Heading up the Command Center are:
ROBERT W. CLARK, Commander
Former Senior FBI Official
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robert W. Clark retired from the FBI in May 2016 after a 30-year career in local and federal law enforcement. He oversaw various criminal programs within the FBI, including the Gang and Violent Crime Units. During his career, he helped capture some of the country’s savviest criminals and fugitives, and was in charge of hundreds of gang/drug/violent crime takedown operations.
LENNY DEPAUL, Head of Operations
Former Commander, U.S. Marshals
Lenny DePaul has spent more than three decades pursuing violent criminals, terrorists and drug runners. As the former Commander of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, he oversaw hundreds of criminal investigators from federal, state and local agencies under his watch.
THERESA PAYTON, Head of Intelligence
Former White House Chief Information Officer
Theresa Payton served as the first female chief information officer at the White House, overseeing IT operations for President George W. Bush and the 3,000+ members of the executive office of the president. Payton is CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity product company.
They will be supported by the following Investigators:
Ben Owen, Intelligence Specialist
Former British Intelligence
Ryan “Ry-Phi” Phillips, Operations Supervisor
Georgia SWAT Commander
Andy Stumpf, Operations Supervisor
Former Navy SEAL
Steve Masterson, Intelligence Analyst
Former Naval Intelligence
Connie Min, Intelligence Analyst
Former CIA Analyst
Aki Peritz, Intelligence Analyst
Former CIA Analyst
Zaira Pirzada, Intelligence Analyst
Myke Cole, Cyber Analyst
Charles DeBarber, Cyber Analyst
Former U.S. Army Cyber Intelligence
Landon Stewart, Cyber Analyst
Former NSA Cyber Intelligence
Dr. Max Wachtel, Behavioral Profiler
In addition, there will be nine teams of Hunters in the field pursuing the Fugitives using the Intelligence and Operations guidance provided by the Command Center. Additional information on the Hunters is available onwww.cbspressexpress.com. Details about the Fugitive teams will be released shortly.
HUNTED is produced by Endemol Shine North America. The format was created by Shine TV Ltd. Laura Fuest Silva, Brian Catalina, Eden Gaha, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg are executive producers.
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Official CBS website: http://www.cbs.com/Hunted
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