Amy Chiaro Named Executive Producer Of The Emmy Award-Winning The Dr. Oz Show
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --After serving more than three seasons
as co-executive producer, Amy Chiaro has been upped to an executive producer
of the Emmy^® Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show. Ms. Chiaro will continue to
serve alongside executive producer Mindy Borman, with whom she launched the
show in 2009. The Dr. Oz Show, produced by ZoCo Productions, Harpo Studios
and Sony Pictures Television, continues to hold rank as the highest rated
daytime talk show premiere since 2002.
"The Dr. Oz Show simply would not be what it is today without Amy's input and
leadership," said Holly Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Reality &
Syndication Programming, Sony Pictures Television. "Her contributions have
not only produced a globally successful talk show, but have helped create the
largest advocacy outlet for women's health in broadcast television."
"Amy has an extensive news background and an innate sense of how to make'Dr.
Oz'a magnetic daily show. She has been invaluable for the past three
seasons and we are thrilled that she will expand her role, continuing to
ensure that each hour informs, entertains and enhances viewers' lives," said
Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, Presidents of OWN and Harpo Productions.
On Ms. 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 ranks consistently among the top four syndicated talk shows
nationally. The show, along with its internationally renowned host Mehmet
Oz, M.D., is considered at the forefront of the national conversation on
health and has had enormous social impact – from the millions of viewers who
have participated in the show's wellness programs.
"Amy's role has been critical from the inception of the show," said host
Mehmet Oz, M.D. "Her ability to creatively apply her news background to our
show has allowed us to serve our audience with critical information and steps
they can take to live a healthier life, presented to them with a unique and
Prior to The Dr. Oz Show, Ms. Chiaro served as a senior broadcast producer on
the NBC's national morning show Today, and was responsible for producing the
7:00–9:00 a.m. hours. She simultaneously served as executive producer of the
Today Weekend Edition, where she oversaw all aspects of production for the
weekend morning show.
A 13-year NBC News veteran, Ms. Chiaro was recognized by TV Week magazine's
2009 hot list of "Leaders Under the Age of 35." She began her career in news
at NBC as a researcher and quickly 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, NY, Ms. Chiaro began her career
working at numerous local 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
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
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
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 monthlyO, The Oprah Magazinepublication, 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.
SOURCE The Dr. Oz Show
Contact: Tim Sullivan, The Dr. Oz Show, +1-212-259-1520, Tsullivan@zoco.com
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