Embodying the values of integrity and quality, Tom Werner has already achieved a lifetime of accolades in the television business. He and his partner Marcy Carsey have helped create such hits as "The Cosby Show," "A Different World," "Roseanne," "Third Rock from the Sun," "Cybill," "Grace Under Fire" and "That '70s Show."
Earlier, while working for ABC television, Werner and Carsey saw Robin Williams in a comedy club and launched his career in "Mork and Mindy." Werner also oversaw the development of "Bosom Buddies," which started the career of Tom Hanks; "Soap," which started the career of Billy Crystal; and "Taxi," which started the careers of Tony Danza and Danny DeVito.
Werner has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. His company has garnered 24 Emmy Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards and numerous Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards.
In 2000, Werner and his longtime partners Marcy Carsey and Caryn Mandabach, joined forces with Geraldine Laybourne and Oprah Winfrey to start Oxygen, a 24-hour cable channel serving the modern woman. Oxygen was recently acquired by NBC in late 2007 and is one of the fastest growing cable networks ever, now in almost 65,000,000 homes.
In the six seasons that Tom Werner has been Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, the club has enjoyed unprecedented success. The club has advanced to post-season play three straight seasons and four times in five years for the first time in its history. The pinnacle, of course, was the 2004 World Championship that ended an 86-year drought. Another World Series victory would follow in 2007. Red Sox fans have sold out 388 consecutive games at Fenway Park, the second longest streak in baseball history. And together with Principal Owner John W. Henry and President/CEO Larry Lucchino, Werner on March 23, 2005, announced that the Red Sox had committed to remain long term at America's Most Beloved Ballpark.
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