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Veteran television executive Kevin Hamburger ’75 has won a Daytime Emmy Award as senior supervising producer of The Talk on CBS at the 2016 awards ceremony in May. The Talk, which had earned six previous nominations, won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment.
Hamburger was previously senior vice president, production, at Fox Television Studios, where he oversaw such shows as Burn Notice, the White Collar pilot, and The Wanda Sykes Show. Prior to joining Fox, he served as senior vice president, production, at Warner Bros.’ Telepictures Productions, overseeing hit network and syndicated shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Bachelor.
Hamburger launched and worked on the first two seasons of Jimmy Kimmel Live, serving as supervising producer. He also spent seven years at Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, the last two as executive producer, earning seven Primetime Emmy nominations and one CableACE award.
Over the years Hamburger has worked for various production companies, and was part of the launch team for the groundbreaking cable channels MTV, VH1, and Nick at Nite. He started his career as a systems design engineer at WNET (PBS) and ABC Television in New York.
Hamburger earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Rensselaer, where he was active in WRPI.