Fager, Jeff 1954–

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Fager, Jeff 1954–


Born December 10, 1954, in Wellesley, MA; married Melinda Fager; children: three. Education: Colgate University, B.A., English, 1977.

Addresses: Agent— N.S. Bienstock, 1740 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Producer. WBZ–TV, Boston, MA, production assistant, 1977–78; WEEI, Boston, MA, news writer, 1978–79; WGBH–TV, Boston, assignment editor, 1978–79; KPIX–TV, San Francisco, CA, broadcast producer, 1979–82; affiliated with CBS, 1982—.

Awards, Honors: Television Producer of the Year Award, non–fiction television, Producers Guild of America, 2006, 2007, Television Producer of the Year Award nomination, non–fiction television, 2008, all for 60 Minutes.


Television Work; Series:

Producer, CBS Evening News (weekend edition), CBS, 1982–84.

Producer, Nightwatch, CBS, 1982–84.

Producer, CBS Evening News (New York City), CBS, 1984–85.

Producer, CBS Evening News (London), CBS, 1985–88.

Producer, 48 Hours, CBS, 1988–89.

Producer, 60 Minutes, CBS, 1989–94.

Senior broadcast producer, CBS Evening News, CBS, 1994–96.

Executive producer, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS, 1996–98.

Executive producer, 60 Minutes II (also known as 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Wednesday), CBS, 1998–2004.

Executive producer, 60 Minutes on Classic, ESPN Classic, 2004.

Executive producer, 60 Minutes, CBS, 2004—.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer, The Soviet Union: Seven Days in May, CBS, 1987.

Executive producer, Child Prodigies, CBS, 2005.



Broadcasting & Cable, February 12, 1996, p. 26.

Variety, February 3, 2003, p. 27.