Andrew Lack

Executive, TV news producer
The president of NBC News, who has overseen the ratings growth of that division, the success of its primetime newsmagazine "Dateline" and the start-up of MSNBC (the partnership between NBC and Microsoft), Andrew Lack ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1947 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (18)

All The President's Men Revisited 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Feel The Noise 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Street Stories 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

America on the Line 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (11/08/91) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (12/11/91) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Remember Pearl Harbor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (02/11/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (11/22/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (12/10/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (05/07/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Face to Face With Connie Chung (05/14/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Saturday Night With Connie Chung 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Guatemala 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

After the Dream Comes True 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Remember Pearl Harbor (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

With Hostile Intent (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (5)

Malcolm X: The Real Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Year of the Generals 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

West 57th 1984 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Watergate: The Secret Story (TV Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Biography

The president of NBC News, who has overseen the ratings growth of that division, the success of its primetime newsmagazine "Dateline" and the start-up of MSNBC (the partnership between NBC and Microsoft), Andrew Lack cut his teeth in TV as a producer with CBS News on such shows as "60 Minutes" and "CBS Reports". After graduating from Boston University, he worked as a producer of TV commercials, for which he won three Clio Awards. Lack joined CBS News in 1976 as a producer for the short-lived "Who's Who" series. The next year, he moved on to "60 Minutes" and from 1978 until 1985, produced "CBS Reports". Among his efforts while with that unit were "Bittersweet Memories: A Vietnam Reunion" (1981), "Guatemala" (1982), and "Central America in Revolt" (1982). He also served as correspondent on "The American-Israeli Connection" in 1982. Lack worked with Bill Moyers during the early 80s, as producer of both "Our Times With Bill Moyers" (1983) and "Crossroads" (1984) which teamed Moyers and Charles Kuralt. He created and served as an executive producer for the CBS newsmagazine "West 57th" (1985-89), a faster-paced, more cutting edge effort than "60 Minutes". Based on its modest success, Lack was moved to other projects for the network: executive producing the gritty "Street Stories" (1992-1993) and creating and executive producing "Face to Face with Connie Chung" from 1990-1991.

Relationships

Joanna Lack

Daughter

Annette Bening Actor

Companion
No longer together

Betsy Lack

Wife
Second wife; mother of Andrew

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

School of Fine Arts, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1968

Milestones

2003

Replaced Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola after Mottola resigned to start a new label

2001

In May, appointed president and COO of NBC

1996

Added responsibilities for overseeing MSNBC

1993

Named president, NBC News

1983

Executive produced "Our Times With Bill Moyers"

1978

Served as producer of "CBS Reports"

1977

Became producer of CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes"

1976

Joined CBS News as a producer for "Who's Who"

Created and executive produced "Face to Face with Connie Chung" for CBS News

Was executive producer of "Street Stories" for CBS News

Was executive producer and creator of "West 57th" for CBS News

Was producer for several advertising agencies; directed short films

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