Dick Ebersol

Active - 2008 - 2008  |   Born - Jul 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation

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  • Worked as gofer for ABC in high school.
  • Started working for NBC in 1974.
  • Cocreated Saturday Night Live (with Lorne Michaels) in 1975 (also produced show from 1981-85).
  • Became the first-ever vice president at NBC under age 30.
  • Became president of NBC Sports in 1989.
  • Named most powerful person in sports by The Sporting News in 1996.
  • Owns independent radio station in Litchfield, CT.
  • Involved in a 2004 plane crash in Colorado in which his son Edward was killed.
  • Successfuly bid $50,000 in a charity auction for the right to know the subject of Carly Simon's You're So Vain.