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Tom Purcell Upped At 'Colbert Report'

Tom Purcell, supervising producer of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, has been named co-executive producer.

The show is executive produced by Colbert, will now feature a trio of co-exec producers, with Purcell joining Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm.

Purcell has been with the show since its October 2005 launch. The show has won an Emmy and a Peabody, while Colbert has been edged out for individual Emmys by such top talk show hosts/comedians as Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow.

The Colbert Report is produced by John Stewart's Busboy Productions in association with Spartina Productions.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.