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 entertaining twist."
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 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 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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