NBC has re-upped Doug Vaughn's contract, expanding the
program executive's role to add responsibility for most of the network's
Vaughn's new two-year contract as senior VP, special
programs and late night will have him oversee New York-based programs Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly.
He will report to Paul Telegdy, who remains president,
alternative and late night programming, and will oversee The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the West Coast.
Vaughn had been senior VP, special programs an alternative
since 2007. He will continue to oversee East Coast-based specials on the
network like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade and Christmas in Rockefeller
Center, as well as several alternative series.
"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 late-night genre and will continue to do
innovative work in our program specials."