With The Voice turning the lights on for fourth-place NBC this past season and considered a cornerstone in the network’s quest for a ratings turnaround, the man who developed it at NBC, Paul Telegdy, is getting a promotion: a president title and the addition of late-night to his purview. NBC’s current late-night head, 31-year NBC veteran Rick Ludwin, is stepping down and segue to a consultancy for the network. In addition to The Voice, Telegdy has overseen series America’s Got Talent and The Sing-Off as well as the Golden Globes specials. “Paul is an exemplary executive who has tremendous creative vision in the area of unscripted programming which makes him perfect for this expanded role,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “I know he will bring his uniquely inventive eye to our venerable late-night institutions and I’m personally pleased that he is extending his relationship with NBC as we seek to build the best team of top executives possible.”
Said Ludwin, “I couldn’t have asked for or imagined a more rewarding job than the one I’ve had at NBC. To have been a part of TV history with Seinfeld, our late-night franchises, Saturday Night Live and with all our producers, writers and talent has been unbelievable. Since I was a kid it was a dream of mine to work at NBC. I got to do it and continue to be grateful.”
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