Veteran exec to play larger role on East Coast

NBC has expanded the responsibilities of program exec Doug Vaughan to include much of latenight.

With a new two-year deal, Vaughan will assume the title of senior veep of special programs and latenight, reporting to Peacock alternative and latenight programming prexy Paul Telegdy.

“Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call With Carson Daly” will now come under Vaughan’s oversight, while Telegdy will retain firsthand charge of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”

The New York-based Vaughan also evaluates reality program pitches and special-event programming that originate in the East Coast.

“Doug has consistently provided strong and creative executive leadership in shepherding NBC’s specials out of New York,” Telegdy said. “I feel very confident that he will use his unique skills to expand NBC’s legacy in the latenight genre and will continue to do innovative work in our program specials.”

Vaughan was a producer and then supervising producer at “Today” from 1993-2002. In 2005, he became VP of special programs in news and entertainment, then moved to senior VP of special programs and alternative in 2007.

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