Paul Telegdy was promoted to the newly created position of President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment in June 2016.
Previously, Telegdy was promoted to President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, in 2011.
Telegdy oversees NBC’s unscripted series and specials programming, including such major franchises as “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” “World of Dance,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “The Wall,” the “Golden Globe Awards,” “Little Big Shots,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” “Better Late Than Never” and “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” He also oversees the global philanthropic event “Red Nose Day.” In January 2018, he added oversight of first-run syndication, as well as business affairs and production for unscripted and specials programming, to his purview.
Upcoming series include “Making It,” executive produced and hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman; “The Awesome Show,” in conjunction with Singularity University and executive produced and hosted by Chris Hardwick; “Genius Junior,” executive produced and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; and “The Titan Games,” executive produced and hosted by Dwayne Johnson.
Before arriving at NBC and Universal Television Studios, Telegdy served as Executive Vice President, Sales, Content and Production, BBC Worldwide America from March 2008 until December 2008 while based in Los Angeles.
At the BBC, he increased the business market value by 100-fold. He also drove new business models and development across the company, negotiated major distribution and production deals, and nurtured new relationships with platforms for BBC content and intellectual property.
Earlier, Telegdy was Senior Vice President, BBC Productions Los Angeles, and BBC Worldwide America. During this time, he developed “Dancing with the Stars,” which has become one of the industry’s perennial top series hits.
Telegdy graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Korean and Japanese.