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Mr. Neal Shapiro

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
825 Eight Avenue
New York , New York 10019
United States

Company Description: WNET produces such acclaimed PBS series as Great Performances, American Masters, Nature, Need to Know, Charlie Rose, and a range of documentaries, children's...   more

Employment History

  • President
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Educational Broadcasting Corporation
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer, President and SundayArts Host

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degrees , history and political science
    Tufts University
  • degrees , history and political science
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People | Investigative News Network, 15 Feb 2015 [cached]
Neal Shapiro Neal Shapiro joined New York public media provider WNET as President in February 2007, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer on February 4, 2008. WNET is the parent of New York public television stations Thirteen and WLIW21 and operates NJTV, the state-wide New Jersey public television network.
At the helm of WNET, Shapiro has revitalized programming, set new fundraising records and inaugurated a new, all-glass studio at Lincoln Center.
Before coming to WNET, Shapiro was President of NBC News from June 2001 to September 2005, where he oversaw the global operations of NBC Universal's top-ranked news division: Today in the morning, NBC Nightly News in the evening and Meet the Press on Sunday morning. He oversaw Dateline NBC, which, at the time, was the most-watched and most-honored news magazine on television and personally directed the successful anchor transition from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams. From 1993 to 2001, Shapiro was executive producer of Dateline NBC.
Before NBC, Shapiro spent 13 years at ABC News, where he produced for all the network's news programs and worked with Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, Ted Koppel and Sam Donaldson, among others.
Shapiro has won 34 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards, nine Sigma Delta Chi Awards, three Alfred I DuPont-Columbia University Silver Batons, three George Foster Peabody Awards, three George Polk Awards, three Overseas Press Club Awards and many more.
Shapiro graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1980 with degrees in history and political science. He has taught journalism at Tufts and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured at many universities, including MIT and Stanford. He sits on the Boards of Gannett, Tufts University and Investigative News Network (INN). He is married to ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang, they have three sons and live in New York City.
"This historic concert event will benefit ..., 6 June 2008 [cached]
"This historic concert event will benefit Thirteen and WLIW21 in general but, more specifically, enhance the arts and culture programming that these two stations provide to New York and America," says Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, the licensee of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW New York "This is an exciting kick-off to the "Public Television Rocks" campaign, which will help public television engage with a new generation of audience and hopefully become a new model for future fundraising."
Neal ..., 5 June 2014 [cached]
Neal Shapiro President & Chief Executive Officer
Neal Shapiro is an award-winning producer and media executive with a 25-year career spanning print, broadcast, cable and online media. As CEO of WNET, he oversees the operations of THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV, reaching an audience of more than 5 million monthly.
At the helm of WNET, Shapiro has nearly doubled arts and culture offerings, emphasized local programming and community engagement; set new fundraising records and inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art studio at Lincoln Center.
Shapiro has overseen the launch of a number of innovative local programs, including:
NBC News: Before joining WNET in 2007, Shapiro was President of NBC News, leading its top-rated news programs, including Today, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press, as well as Dateline NBC. Shapiro was executive producer of Dateline NBC from 1993 to 2001, which became a cornerstone of NBC's primetime programming and the first primetime multi-night newsmagazine.
ABC News: Before working at NBC, Shapiro spent 13 years at ABC News, where he was a writer and producer for PrimeTime Live and World News Tonight. He served as broadcast producer of PrimeTime Live, where he wrote and produced over 30 stories, including breaking news, profiles, and investigative reports.
Shapiro has won numerous awards, including 32 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards and 3 Columbia DuPont awards.
He serves on the Boards of Tufts University, Gannett Company, the Investigative News Network (INN) and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Shapiro graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with degrees in history and political science. He was the editor-in-chief of the Tufts Observer and he was a stringer for The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
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Thirteen to be Honored as our 2013 Governors' Award Recipient - 1-Mar-13 press release or news release, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
"For 50 years Thirteen has been serving New York and the Tri-State area with programs that educate, inspire and enlighten" said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of Thirteen.
Arts - ABC Press Release, News Directory - index, 7 Mar 2007 [cached]
"This is a great, natural alliance," said Neal Shapiro, Thirteen CEO, President and SundayArts host, "and a win-win situation for Thirteen and our viewers.
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