former president, NBC News
Neal Shapiro was installed as president of PBS station Thirteen/WNET New York City in February 2007. He is the chief executive of the station's license holder, the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, which also operates the Long Island, New York-based PBS outlet WLIW. Shapiro is a former president of NBC News. Prior to this position he was an executive producer of *Dateline* NBC, guiding it from one night a week to five nights a week. He left NBC News in September 2005. Shapiro has won Emmy Awards, DuPont-Columbia Awards, Sigma Delta Chi Awards and Chris Awards. He also has taught at both Columbia University and his alma mater, Tufts University. Neal Shapiro attended Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York, graduating in 1976. In 2005, he was inducted into the school's hall of fame.