Richard Plepler

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Richard Plepler
Richard Plepler & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, May 2012 (1).jpg
Richard Plepler & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, May 2012
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Occupation Media executive
Known for Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO

Richard Plepler (born 1960)[1] is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO,[2] a Time Warner company.[3][4]

Biography

Plepler was born to a Jewish family,[5][6] the eldest of two brothers and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.[1] His parents were active in Democratic politics.[1] His father was a trial lawyer.[7] He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College.[8]

Plepler studied government in college and then moved to Washington in 1981 and worked for Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd.[7]

Plepler later moved to New York City in 1984 where he opened a public relations firm and produced a series of interviews for The Atlantic magazine and a documentary on Israel and the Palestinian conflict.[1] In 2007, he was appointed as co-president of HBO with Michael Lombardo during which HBO released Game of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom and Strike Back.[8]

Plepler initially joined Times Warner in 1992.[1] In 2013, he was appointed as the chairman and CEO of HBO.[8]

Personal life

In 2002, Plepler married Lisa Ruchlamer.[9] He owns a five-story town house on the Upper East Side.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f New York Times: "There’s Something About Richard - Richard Plepler of HBO Stands Tall in New York’s Cultural Elite" by Laura M. Holson September 21, 2012
  2. ^ "Richard Plepler, Home Box Office Inc: Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Richard Plepler". Timewarner.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Richard Plepler addresses the future at DealBook". Cnbc.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ New York Magazine: "Barack Obama is the best thing Israel has going for it right now. Why is that so difficult for Netanyahu and his American Jewish allies to understand?" by John Heilemann September 18, 2011
  6. ^ Beth Sholom B'nai Israel (Aug 2016). "Bulletin (Vol. 5776)" (PDF). p. 14. 
  7. ^ a b Garrahan, Matthew (Jan 9, 2015). "Lunch with the FT: Richard Plepler". Financial Times. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c Variety Magazine: "Richard Plepler, CHAIRMAN / CEO HBO"retrieved October 28, 2017
  9. ^ New York Daily News: "NEW LOVE KEEPS CARREY ON HIS TOES" by George Rush, Joanna Malloy, Kasia Anderson, and Lauren Rubin April 25, 2002
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