Ted Harbert

Born Jun 15, 1955

Edward W. "Ted" Harbert III is currently Chairman, NBC Broadcasting. Before joining NBCUniversal, he was the president and CEO of the Comcast Entertainment Group.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ted Harbert.


1955 Birth Born in 1955 in New York, Harbert is the son of Marna and Edward W. Harbert II, a pioneering television, advertising, and publishing executive. … Read More


1981 26 Years Old He relocated to Los Angeles in 1981 and spent 20 years at ABC, rising from a feature film coordinator to president of ABC Entertainment.


1995 40 Years Old At ABC, Harbert was closely associated with groundbreaking programs such as The Wonder Years,NYPD Blue,The Practice, and My So Called Life, among many others, and, during his tenure, ABC moved to the top in primetime programs in 1995 for the first time in 17 years, and led all the networks in profits for several years.
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, after a two-year post as a producer for Dreamworks TV, Harbert was named president of NBC Studios, overseeing primetime, day time, and late night programs.
2004 49 Years Old In 2004, Harbert was appointed to the position of president, E! … Read More


2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, he was promoted to the newly created position of president and CEO at the Comcast Entertainment Group, overseeing E!, Style Network, G4, Comcast International Media Group, and Comcast Entertainment Productions.
2010 55 Years Old When Harbert extended his contract with Comcast in 2010, it was noted that E!, in particular, had been a "big success" under his auspices, achieving six straight years of record ratings.
2011 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Harbert was appointed to his current position in 2011, following Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old In 2013, it was announced that Harbert would oversee NBC Late Night. … Read More
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