School of Communication

Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Producer to Visit School of Com, Sept 23

09/18/2014
“When I work with students,” Berg said, “I like to be inspirational, not informational.”

Author & NBC-TV Producer, Dave Berg

Have you ever wanted the inside view of late night television?  If so, please bring your questions to ask our guest.

Dave Berg, NBC-TV producer, will be visiting The University of Akron on September 23 for a presentation in Daum Theatre from 2-3pm, and then holding a press conference from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with student media.

Berg was a co-producer for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and The Jay Leno Show for over 18 years.  He has also worked as an anchor and a writer for other programs including The O’Reilly Factor and NBC News. He has also worked for media outlets such as USA TodayThe Huffington PostReader’s DigestNational ReviewChristianity Today, and The Washington Times.  He writes speeches and jokes for various politicians and public figures, and he enjoys talking with students.

“When I work with students,” Berg said, “I like to be inspirational, not informational.”

In addition to his presentations, he has recently written a book about his experience working on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.  The book was released this summer, and is titled Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, which will be the name of the talk that he will give at the university.

Berg earned his BA in political science from Northwestern University and an MS in journalism from Kansas State University.

The School of Communication would like to invite students, faculty, staff, and the public to the lecture.  Special thanks goes to the School of Dance, Theater, and Arts Administration for the equipment and use of Daum Theatre.  The event is free and open to the public.

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