First came home renovation TV, which inspired a generation of viewers to reimagine their dream house. Now, CNBC invites homeowners and house-hunters alike to transform their unused spaces into money-making Cash Pads. Hosted by JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, break-out stars of “The Bachelorette” and experienced home flippers, Cash Pad (premiering July 23rd) is the bold new series that introduces viewers to the lucrative world of short term rentals. Join us for a sneak peak of Cash Pad and a special conversation with the hosts.
Panelists: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (hosts of ‘Cash Pad’); Jim Ackerman (Executive Vice President, Primetime Alternative Programming, CNBC)
Moderated By: Mara Reinstein (Film Critic, US Weekly)
Jim Ackerman is Executive Vice President, Primetime Alternative for CNBC. He is responsible for CNBC’s primetime strategy, production and development. Ackerman joined CNBC in 2012 to reinvent primetime and has since developed a robust lineup of original programming, including the hit series “The Profit,” “The Filthy Rich Guide,” “Billion Dollar Buyer,” “Jay Leno’s Garage,” “The Deed: Chicago,” the recent reboot of “Deal or No Deal,” and upcoming real estate block “Cash Pad,” “Listing Impossible” and “Five Day Business Fix,” among others. Since joining CNBC, Ackerman has overseen double-digit viewership growth in primetime. Since 2013, CNBC is the fastest growing cable entertainment network in primetime. Prior to coming to CNBC, Ackerman spent almost 10 years at VH1 where he was a senior vice president and a key member of the creative team that oversaw five years of consecutive quarterly growth. At Vh1, Ackerman created a number of popular hit series including “Love & Hip Hop,” “Tool Academy,” and “Scream Queens.” He also oversaw many long-running hit franchises like “Celebrity Fit Club,” “Best Week Ever” and “What Chilli Wants.” During his time at Vh1, Ackerman created partnerships with movie studios: the winner of “Scream Queens” received a substantial role in the Lionsgate horror franchise “Saw.”
JoJo Fletcher is the host and executive producer of CNBC's new primetime series, "Cash Pad." JoJo Fletcher is widely known for her star making appearances on Season 20 of The Bachelor and Season 12 of The Bachelorette. Since her time on the iconic series, JoJo has proven to be a social media darling. An influencer in every sense of the word and ever the entrepreneur, JoJo continues to leverage her popularity across verticals as disparate as apparel, home design, and real estate development. JoJo designed and launched her own e-commerce fashion line called FLETCH. JoJo also recently launched, alongside her fiancé Jordan Rodgers, a lifestyle YouTube series, ENGAGED WITH JOJO AND JORDAN. Next, JoJo is set to host and executive produce CASH PAD, a new primetime series for CNBC. This eight-episode series, premiering July 25 at 9pm ET, will follow JoJo and Jordan as they help people turn properties with unrealized potential into money making short term rentals. Additionally, JoJo and Jordan will be seen as the hosts of the Paramount series, AMERICA’S FITTEST COUPLE.
Jordan Rodgers is ESPN SEC Network’s leading college football analyst. In his role with the network, Jordan is the color commentator for SEC Saturday Game of the Week and in-studio analyst for SEC Now. He transitioned to broadcasting after playing in the NFL and in college for Vanderbilt University, where he led the school to back to back bowl games. Jordan appeared on the hit reality show The Bachelorette, winning season 12, and is currently engaged to JoJo Fletcher. This summer, Jordan and JoJo are set to host and executive produce CASH PAD, a new primetime series for CNBC. This eight-episode series, premiering July 25th at 9pm ET, will follow the couple as they help people turn properties with unrealized potential into money making short term rentals. Jordan and JoJo will also be seen as the hosts of the Paramount Series, AMERICA’S FITTEST COUPLE. In addition to a growing television career, Jordan has a distinguished social media presence, which led to several digital influencer partnerships over the last few years.
Mara Reinstein is the longtime film critic for Us Weekly and creator of MaraMovies.com. She is also a contributing writer for Parade, TV Guide, Emmy magazine, The Cut, Billboard and The Girlfriend. She is based in New York City.