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BILL WOLFF
Executive producer, ABC's "The View"

Bill Wolff is executive producer for ABC's talk "The View."

Wolff's extensive television experience includes executive producer for MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" in addition to the role of Vice President, Primetime Programming for the network. His credits also include executive producer of MSNBC's "The Situation with Tucker Carlson," and Fox Sports Networks "I, Max" as well as coordinating producer, creator for ESPN's "Around the Horn."

He took a brief intermission from production spending four years working as a screenwriter. His original screenplay "Total Sports," a thriller about sports television and game fixing, sold to producer Scott Rudin and Paramount pictures in 1998. His credits include the 2004 Fox release "Rebound" starring Martin Lawrence.

Wolff resides in Manhattan with his wife and son.

BRIAN BALTHAZAR
Co-Executive producer, ABC's "The View"

Brian Balthazar is co-executive producer of ABC's "The View."

Balthazar is immersed in the world of pop culture, social media, television and digital content... all at the same time! His experience as a leader in television news and morning show production, a role as a primetime cable television executive, plus his time spent in the world of entertainment journalism (both on camera as a host and pundit and off camera as well) have resulted in a uniquely hyphenated list of skills and talents.

In the world of daytime television, Balthazar is best known for launching the wildly popular fourth hour of NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, serving as the show's leading creative force. Simultaneously, he was nurturing a side hobby as a standup comic, performing in NYC clubs, and going in front of the camera as a features reporter for NBC owned local stations, as well as United Airlines In-Flight entertainment.

From there, Balthazar switched gears, becoming a cable television executive at HGTV, where he oversaw countless hours of television programming a year. Under his creative leadership, his shows consistently ranked as the network's highest performing programs each week, leading to the network's highest rated year in its history. Balthazar has also served as a show host on the network, on the TV special "I Bought A Famous House," and an on camera spokesperson when events required an appearance by a network representative.

At the same time, Balthazar remained closely tied to current events and popular culture, thanks to his popular website PopGoesTheWeek.com. His mix of quirky humor and reliable journalistic cred made him a frequent guest and expert on entertainment news, pop culture, viral trends and celebrity buzz.

He was the Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer of Digital content production for AOL.com's main homepage, and appeared as an expert in social media, television and viral content. He often appeared as the host of "AOL Spotlight," where he sat down with celebrities in the world of film, television and Broadway for fun, light-hearted laughs - and sometimes, intimate insights.

Balthazar attended Syracuse University, where he spent a stint as the school mascot, Otto the Orange.

 

 

 

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