(April 9, 1965- )
Resides in Coldwater Canyon, California and New York City
Executive producer of 'Today'
President of NBC (Telemundo and Bravo) Entertainment (December 2000- )
Why he might be annoying
He did not talk until he was three years old.
Under his leadership, NBC dropped from first to 4th place, their lowest position.
He apologized for taking his network from first to fourth.
Why he might not be annoying
His parents (a cardiologist and teacher) drove him to get the most of his education.
In high school, every year he was elected president of his class.
He earned a degree in American History at Harvard.
He was his high school's tennis captain.
He appeared on an episode of 'Fat Actress,' spoofing himself.
The demise of the network was that his Thursday and Tuesday anchors 'Friends' and 'Frasier' ended their run together (2004).
At 26, he was the youngest executive producer of the Today show.
He developed the idea of 'super-sizing' successful TV episodes during sweeps (turn 30 minute shows into 40 minutes).
In 2001 Up Fronts, he raised $3 billion in advertising commitments, a billion more than any other network.
He is praised by his underlings because he can get his point across without ever yelling or belittling them.
He has a strong ego and really doesn't need, or like, having his ass kissed.
He suffers with colon cancer.
He cops to his mistakes, saying that dropping 'The Restaurant' during sweeps was a huge mistake. Variety reported this as 'a rare moment of candor for a network executive.'
He ranked #15 (2001), #6 (2002) and #6 (2003) in Entertainment Weekly's Influential People.
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