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television producer

George Merlis, American Television producer. Member National television Academy Arts and Sciences, Home Video Academy Arts and Sciences, International Association Business Communicators, New York Newspaper Guild.

Background

Merlis, George was born on February 7, 1940 in Brooklyn. Son of Martin Richard and Ethel (Pollack) Merlis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1960;Master of Science, Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, 1961.

Career

Sports editor, Rome (Italy) Daily American, 1961;reporter, New York World-Telegram and Sun, New York City, 1962-1965;assistant city editor, New York World-Telegram and Sun, 1965-1967;day city editor, World Journal Tribune, New York City, 1967;supervisor editorial training program, New York News, New York City, 1967-1968;director public relations, ABC News, New York City, 1967-1972;field producer, Reasoner Report, 1972-1975;executive producer, Good Morning America, 1975-1981;executive producer, Columbia Broadcasting System Morning News, 1981-1983;executive producer, Entertainment Tonight, 1983-1984;executive producer, Dick Cavett, United States of America, 1985;executive producer, Great Weekend, 1987-1988;supervising producer, ABC-television's Home Show, 1988-1991;executive producer, Willard Scott's Home and Garden Almanac, since 1994;executive producer, Kitty Bartholomew You're Home, 1994-1998;executive producer, The Urban Gardener with Mesach Taylor, 1996;executive producer, writer, director, Harlem Hellfighters, 1997. President Jaand Prodns., Inc. Founder, chairman J-Nex television News Services, Inc.

Chairman Sunrise News Company.

Works

Membership

Member National television Academy Arts and Sciences, Home Video Academy Arts and Sciences, International Association Business Communicators, New York Newspaper Guild.

Connections

Married Susan Haviland Crane, November 21, 1963. Children: James Duncan, Andrew Richard.

father:
Martin Richard Merlis

mother:
Ethel (Pollack) Merlis

spouse:
Susan Haviland Crane

child:
James Duncan Merlis

child:
Andrew Richard Merlis