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Local Address:  New York City , New York , United States

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Magical Music for Life Foundation, 14 Jan 2015 [cached]
Joseph Michaels, Wilton Director, "The Today Show," NBC Entertainment
::: Magical Music for Life :::, 7 Aug 2011 [cached]
Mr. Joseph Michaels
Director, "The Today Show," NBC Entertainment
Many Are One Alumni Awards Gala, 13 May 2013 [cached]
Joe Michaels
In recognition of his professional achievements, Seton Hall is proud to present Joe Michaels '73 with its Most Distinguished Alumnus award.
Michaels has been with NBC for more than 39 years - starting as an NBC page, as a tour guide and usher for many NBC shows in New York.
His first "real" entry into broadcasting came in 1974 when he became an associate director for the NBC Radio Network. While at the radio network Michaels was assigned to the news and information services, which was a 24-hour news feed. He also traveled for the network as the director of live sports.
In 1976 Michaels was made an associate director at the NBC Television Network and started work in master control. Within a year he was an associate director on "NBC Nightly News," "Donahue," "Saturday Night Live," and many game shows produced at NBC.
In 1978 Michaels was then assigned to NBC Sports and started a 10-year run working as an associate director and director for NBC baseball, football and many other sports. Mainly concentrating on baseball, he worked on eight World Series as well as five Super Bowl games. In 1988 Michaels was the associate director at the Summer Olympics in Korea and at the World Series.
In 1989 Michaels was given the opportunity to "get off the road" and work full time at NBC News. After a few years in news there was an opening on the "Today Show," and in 1993 he started directing the show. On the "Today Show," he has directed all types of TV from hard news to Broadway and other music performances, and he has traveled around the world a few times over.
Michaels has also directed segments for "Seinfeld," "Donahue," "3rd Rock from the Sun," and "30 Rock," as well as various music and commercial projects.
He has been nominated for 10 Emmy awards and has won six. He has also won several Director Guild Awards. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Media Photographers. :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source, 19 Feb 2006 [cached]
Joseph Michaels, 86, of Bella Vista died Wednesday in Fayetteville.He was born in 1919 in Weehawken, N. J. After serving in the European theater during World War II, he began a career in journalism, working for several years as a roving correspondent for the Today Show.
He was later named foreign correspondent for NBC in Rome and Moscow.He won numerous Emmy awards in New York for his work on air and as an executive producer.As chief editorialist for WNBC-TV, he won the Edward R. Murrow Citation for Best Editorial of 1984.
Happy birthday to director Joe ..., 10 Aug 2011 [cached]
Happy birthday to director Joe Michaels!
Aug. 11: TODAY's Al Roker surprises director Joe Michaels with a cake for his 60th birthday.   TODAY's Al Roker surprises director Joe Michaels with a cake for his 60th birthday. (TODAY)
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