Neal Shapiro Biography, Age, Net Worth, President of NBC News

Neal Shapiro Biography

Neal B. Shapiro is the President and CEO of WNET. He worked previously as the President of NBC News and the executive producer for Dateline NBC. Prior to this Shapiro spent 13 years as a news producer at ABC News. Shapiro was born and raised in Delmar, New York, to a practicing Jewish family. He graduated in 1976 from Bethlehem Central High School. He graduated with a degree in history and political science from Tufts University in 1980.

Shapiro worked with ABC News from 1980 until 1993, where he eventually became a producer for PrimeTime Live. He also produced for Nightline and spent time working in the Chicago news bureau.

Neal Shapiro Age

He was born on 9 March 1958. He is currently 61 years old.

Neal Shapiro Parents

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Neal Shapiro Wife/ Children

He married Juju Chang who is ABC News correspondent, she is an American television journalist for ABC News, and currently serves as an anchor of Nightline. Previously she served as a special correspondent and fill-in anchor for Nightline. She was also the news anchor for ABC News’ morning news program Good Morning America from 2009–2011. She converted to Judaism.  The couple has three sons: Jared (b. 2000), Travis (b. 2003), and Mason (b. 2007).

Neal Shapiro
Neal Shapiro

Neal Shapiro Executive Producer of Dateline NBC

In 1993, he was named Dateline NBC’s executive producer and worked to address the aftermath of a series of NBC dismissals concerning a fake news story produced by the show. According to his alma mater, “Shapiro oversaw the production of several major news stories such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the death of Princess Diana, the Columbine tragedy, the Kosovo war, and the and the Clinton impeachment trial when he was the Emmy Award-winning Dateline executive producer. He was also the executive producer for several hours of films, including reports on American corporate layoffs, migrant farm workers and welfare reform.

Shapiro took the show from one night to five nights a week in 1998, generating approximately 800 news stories a year. As the program expanded, Shapiro indicated that the news magazines of each of the main American networks had each pushed the genre and helped Dateline to become a weekly primetime program. That year, the New York Times said, “Under the guiding hand of Mr. Shapiro— and not always to the delight of media critics.

In a later article, the New York Times said of Shapiro’s time at Dateline that he “presided over the expansion of that show into multiple nights, a trend that was later followed by news magazines at both ABC and CBS. Under Mr. Shapiro,” Dateline “won 25 Emmy Awards 19 Edward R. Murrow Awards, three Columbia-DuPont Awards” and a Gerald Loeb Award.

Neal Shapiro President of NBC News

In June 2001, Shapiro was appointed the chairman of NBC News and was also responsible for supervising MSNBC. He also oversaw the transition between news anchors on NBC Nightly News between Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams. In 2003, he was the architect of the Iraq War’s NBC news coverage.

TV News Check summarized some of the extra initiatives that Shapiro undertook, writing that, “He led the No. 1-rated daily news programs: today in the morning, NBC Nightly News in the afternoon and Meet the Press on Sunday morning … On cable, Shapiro oversaw MSNBC’s news activities and created a countdown with Keith Olbermann and Scarborough Country with Joe Scarborough.

He also developed NBC News Productions that creates programming for a large number of cable channels, including A&E, Bravo, Court TV, Discovery, History, and Lifetime. He created two successful syndicated programs in the syndication universe generated by NBC News, the Chris Matthews Show and Hoda Kotb’s Your Total Health. Shapiro led several modifications at MSNBC on the Web.

He extended NBC News Radio and started podcasts and reports on cell phones. He also helped create and launch NBC’s digital weather channel, Weatherplus. In all Shapiro won 32 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 3 Columbia DuPont awards during his time at NBC (including those awarded during his time dateline).

Neal Shapiro Career with WNETv

Shapiro was appointed CEO of WNET Public Television in January 2008. According to Forbes magazine, one of his first moves was to launch the Sunday Arts program, which features the excellent museum exhibits, movies, galleries and performances taking place in New York City, and. Reel 13, which broadcasts a classic film with an indie film and a short film produced by[ their] viewed on Saturday evenings and pairs.

Instead of the previous practice of airing international news programs on American public television, Shapiro developed the news program Worldfocus as a public television owned news channel, stating, “It’s great for public television to have a show that belongs to public television are we taking an opportunity? Absolutely; that’s what innovation is about.”

He also oversaw the sale to the American University School of Communication of the public television news coverage paper Current, a government media-focused trade publication, stating that “he found it strange for his organization to publish a paper” on its own industry, according to the New York Times. In 2011, Shapiro led the bid to handle New Jersey’s public television station, which was then renamed New Jersey.

Other programs commissioned by Shapiro include New York War Stories, New York Goes to War, Need to Know, and A Cry for Help: An At-Risk Generation? In addition to expanding the classic film slots of the network to include more latest autonomous images appealing to younger audiences

Neal Shapiro Other positions and recognition

Shapiro taught Journalism at both Columbia University Graduate School and Tufts University, his alma mater. He also lectured at universities including MIT and Stanford. Tufts awarded the Light on the Hill prize in 2002 and spoke about his reporting technique after 9/11. Shapiro received the P.T. in 2008. Tufts Barnum Award for his outstanding job in the field of media and entertainment.

In 2007, according to Chairman Craig A. Dubow, Shapiro was appointed to the Gannett Company Board of Directors for his “diversity of expertise with network news and government television.” On 6 October 2008, Shapiro was elected to ring the closing bell of the NASDAQ exchange in New York City. He also served as Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board on Communications and Media Studies for his alumni position.

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