Jeff Gaspin was an American television executive, most recently for NBC Universal Television Entertainment before NBC was taken over by Comcast. During his tenure at NBC Universal, Gaspin was responsible for various high profile television shows, including Dateline NBC and the Today Show.
Jeff briefly left NBC Universal in the late 90s to head up program development at VH1. Upon his return to NBC in 2001, Gaspin was named the Executive Vice President of Program Strategy. In this position, Jeff played a major role in developing hit programs such as The Apprentice and The Biggest Loser.
As a result of these successes, Gaspin was appointed as President of the Bravo Network during NBC’s acquisition of the company in 2002. As President of Bravo, Jeff continued to pile on the hits with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Project Runway.
Prior to Comcast purchasing NBC Universal Jeff’s stock continued to rise, resulting in his eventual promotion to Chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment. In this role, he was responsible for NBC Entertainment (home to hit shows such as 30 Rock, The Office, and The Tonight Show), along with cable channels USA Network, and Bravo.
- College/University Attended
- SUNY Binghamton
- Original Major
- Major Changes
- Switched to a double major in Psychology and Business Administration
“Most of the kids in my neighborhood were going to be doctors or lawyers, so I enrolled in pre-med . . . . But when it was time to take the Medical College Admission Test, I walked into the test center and walked right back out. I really had no interest in being a doctor.”