Doug Vaughan was named Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment, in January 2013.
Vaughan oversees NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Based in New York, Vaughan is also responsible for NBC specials and serves as a liaison between the News and Entertainment divisions.
Vaughan previously was Senior Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC, since November 2011. Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President, Special Programs and Alternative, NBC, starting in 2007. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Special Programs, News and Entertainment, NBC Entertainment, since 2005.
Vaughan oversees all specials, including the annual Golden Globe Awards, “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” “The Miss USA Pageant,” and “The Miss Universe Pageant.” This year, he is responsible for “The American Comedy Awards,” “The iHeart Radio Music Awards,” and the “66th Annual Emmy Awards” on NBC.
Over the past two years, Vaughan also handled “Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale,” “Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special,” “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas,” the “Women’s Concert for Change,” "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” as well as "Adele Live in London."
Earlier, Vaughan oversaw such specials as “Inside the Royal Wedding,” "Inside the Royal Marriage," “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service,” “Children of 9/11,” “Harmony, A Film Inspired by the Prince of Wales,” “Taylor Swift: Speak Now,” “The Live Earth Concert,” “Concert for Diana,” “Concert for Diana: The Princes’ Interview” (with Matt Lauer of NBC’s “Today”), “Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live" and the Emmy Award-winning "Tony Bennett: An American Classic."
Vaughan also previously handled a variety of specials, including the Emmy-winning "Cher: The Farewell Tour," "Faith Hill: Firefly," "Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable," “Eagles Farewell 1 Tour,” “Elton John: The Red Piano” and "Tim McGraw."
From 2000-02, as Supervising Producer at "Today," Vaughan was responsible for originating story and program ideas, as well as supervising all entertainment and entertainment-related segments. He was the Senior Entertainment and Arts Producer at "Today" from 1993-2000.
Vaughan graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism. He resides in Bronxville, New York, with his son, Gus, and daughter, Bea.