Promotion Awarded After Three Highly Successful Seasons and Two Emmy Awards
(New York) - December 3, 2012 - Zoco Productions, a production company of Harpo Studios and Sony Pictures Television, today announced the elevation of Amy Chiaro to Executive Producer of “The Dr. Oz Show” after more than three seasons in her tenure as co-executive producer. Chiaro will continue to serve alongside Mindy Borman, with whom she launched the show in 2009 to the highest ratings in seven years. “The Dr. Oz Show” remains the highest rated premiere of a daytime talk show since 2002 despite several competitive launches.
On Chiaro’s watch “The Dr. Oz Show” has produced close to 600 original episodes, earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informative Talk Show and ranked consistently in the top four shows nationally among competitors. As important as the traditional industry metrics, “The Dr. Oz Show” is considered the national conversation on health and commands an enormous social impact – from the retail influence that is well documented to the millions of viewers who participate in the wellness programs offered by the show throughout each season.
“Amy has been mission critical since the days before we had a show when we sat down with a blank slate,” said host Mehmet Oz, M.D. “Through Amy’s creativity and keen sense of news we have served America with information they can use and action steps they can immediately deploy to live a healthier life, all with our unique entertaining twist.”
“The Dr. Oz Show simply would not be what is today without Amy Chiaro’s leadership and contributions that have made us a success as a talk show and the largest advocacy outlet for women’s health in broadcast television,” said Mindy Borman, founding Executive Producer.
Prior to “The Dr. Oz Show,” Chiaro served as a senior broadcast producer on NBC News’ top-rated national morning show, “Today,” responsible for the 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET hours. She simultaneously served as executive producer of “Today” Weekend Edition, where she oversaw all aspects of production for the number-one weekend morning show.
A 13-year NBC News veteran, Chiaro – who made TV Week’s Hot List of leaders under the age of 35 in 2009 – served in various positions for both “Today” and “Today” Weekend Edition. Beginning at the NBC News Desk as a researcher, she rose through the ranks to domestic and foreign news editor, followed by senior editor. She then served in the NBC News Northeast Bureau as associate producer, covering breaking news for “Nightly News,” “Today” and MSNBC.
A graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Chiaro started her career working at numerous news and radio stations.
About The Dr. Oz Show
The two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show”, hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fourth season. “The Dr. Oz Show”, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in ten years in daytime television.
Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and “YOU Having a Baby” as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.
About Harpo Studios
Harpo Studios creates original TV programming exclusively for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, including “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Oprah’s Master Class,” “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” "Iyanla: Fix My Life," and the Emmy® Award-winning “Super Soul Sunday.” In addition, the studio co-produces the popular syndicated talk shows "The Dr. Oz Show," "Dr. Phil," and "Rachael Ray." For 25 years, Harpo produced the number-one-rated, award-winning “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication, while Harpo Films is dedicated to high-quality scripted dramatic programming, and Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio on Sirius XM Radio (XM Channel 111 and Sirius Channel 204).
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.
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