Amy Chiaro has been promoted to be an executive producer of The Dr. Oz Show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Chiaro will continue to work closely with executive producer Mindy Borman, with whom she launched the popular daily syndicated talk show in 2009.
“The Dr. Oz Show simply would not be what it is today without Amy’s input and leadership,” said Holly Jacobs, executive vp, reality & syndication programming, Sony Pictures Television. “Her contributions have not only produced a globally successful talk show, but have helped create the largest advocacy outlet for women’s health in broadcast television.”
The show is hosted by Dr. Mehment Oz, M.D., who often focuses on health issues, and provides advice on wellness and better living. In addition to the show, Mehment continues to practice medicine and is a professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York City.
“Amy’s role has been critical from the inception of the show,” said Mehment. “Her ability to creatively apply her news background to our show has allowed us to serve our audience with critical information and steps they can take to live a healthier life, presented to them with a unique and entertaining twist.”
Prior to Dr. Oz, Chiaro was a senior broadcast producer at on NBC’s Today Show, and also served as a producer of the Today Weekend Edition. She spent 13 years in various posts at NBC News. Before that, she worked in local radio and TV after graduating from Cornell University.
"Amy has an extensive news background and an innate sense of how to make Dr. Oz a magnetic daily show. She has been invaluable for the past three seasons and we are thrilled that she will expand her role, continuing to ensure that each hour informs, entertains and enhances viewers’ lives," said Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, Presidents of OWN and Harpo Productions, which produce the show along with ZoCo Productions and Sony Pictures Television, which is also the distributor.
The Dr. Oz Show does well in the national syndicated ratings. Among talk shows it trails Dr. Phil, Ellen, Live With Kelly & Michael and Maury, but beats all the others, regularly pulling in an average of over three million viewers a day. The show reaches about 99 percent of American TV homes and is seen in 118 countries worldwide.
Since Dr. Oz got his own syndicated program, after numerous appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Chiaro has been involved in the production of more than 600 episodes. The show has been honored twice with Daytime Emmys as Outstanding Informative Talk Show.