President | CEO
Neal Shapiro is an award-winning producer and media executive with a 35-year career spanning print, broadcast, cable and online media. As CEO of The WNET Group, he oversees the operations of the country’s largest public media company including New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, NJ PBS; WLIW-FM, Long Island’s only NPR station and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider.
Since 2007, Shapiro has revitalized programming for all three stations, emphasizing arts and culture offerings, local programming and community engagement and setting new fundraising records.
In 2018, Shapiro brought a new late-night program to PBS in partnership with CNN. Amanpour and Company features internationally renowned anchor Christiane Amanpour with contributors Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, and Hari Sreenivasan.
In 2019, he launched ALL ARTS, an award-winning broadcast channel, app and website dedicated to arts and culture.
Before joining WNET, Shapiro was President of NBC News, leading its top-rated news programs, including Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press and Dateline NBC.
Prior to NBC, Shapiro spent 13 years at ABC News. He has won numerous awards, including 32 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards and 3 Columbia DuPont awards.
Shapiro serves on the Boards of American Public Television (APT), TEGNA, the East Coast Peabody Board of Directors, The Edward R. Murrow Center, and his Alma Mater, Tufts University.
He lives in NYC with his wife, Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News Nightline, and their three sports-obsessed sons.