Neal Shapiro joined New York public media provider WNET as President in February 2007, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer on February 4, 2008.
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
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.
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.
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).
is married to ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang, they have three sons and live in New York City.