JILL LEIDERMAN, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Executive Producer
Jill Leiderman became Executive Producer of ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in April 2006. Over the course of her eight-year tenure, the late-night show has grown exponentially into its current 11:35 p.m./10:35 p.m., CT time slot as of January 2013. Jill has worked with Jimmy and the JKL team to deliver over 1,500 episodes and receive multiple Emmy nominations.
Leiderman learned late-night comedy during her nine-year tenure producing for CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.” During that time, she produced all of the show’s comedy in studio and on location, traveling the world to over 70 cities – from the Olympics in Japan to the annual Emmy red carpet -- from the World Series’ dugout to small towns with no running water for 100 miles in any direction. Leiderman’s credits also include serving as a VH1 network development executive/Executive Producer where she oversaw multiple projects from conception to fruition and as senior researcher/segment producer at the original, critically-acclaimed “The Jon Stewart Show” for MTV & Paramount. But her true start came on-air at the age of 12 when she co-hosted the Emmy-winning kids’ Saturday morning variety show “Kidding Around” for WMAQ-TV Chicago, interviewing such notables as Christopher Atkins plugging the “Blue Lagoon,” Menudo and prize-winning local goats from the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Jill devotes time to many charitable efforts, serving as a board member of organizations such as OneKid OneWorld, Fresh StART, Northwestern University National Advisory Council and she loves mentoring students. She is married to comedy director/writer Robert Cohen, a Canadian who enjoys maple syrup on his eggs.Host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
HOMETOWN Highland Park, Il
BIRTHDATE November 27
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