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NBC has promoted veteran program executive Doug Vaughan to a position where he’ll be overseeing the broadcast net’s venerable “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Vaughan, who has been overseeing specials at the network since 2005, will now have the title of executive vice president, special programs and late night programming. “Leno” joins the New York-based Vaughan’s already large portfolio, which includes overseeing ”Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Vaughan will also now serve as a liaison between the News and Entertainment divisions. “Doug is in a league of his own when it comes to putting together and nurturing NBC’s entertaining and successful brand of specials,” Paul Telegdy, the network’s president of alternative and late night programming, said in a statement. ”With his experience, versatility in programming and keen eye for worthy projects, he has been a vital »

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