Telegdy oversees NBC’s unscripted series and specials programming, including such major franchises as "America’s Got Talent," "The Celebrity Apprentice," "The Biggest Loser," "Minute to Win It," "The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade," and "The Golden Globes."
Before arriving at NBC and Universal Media Studios, Telegdy served as Executive Vice President, Sales, Content and Production, BBC Worldwide America from March 2008 until December 2008 while based in Los Angeles. In that position, he increased the business market value by 100-fold. He also drove new business models and development across the company, negotiated major distribution and productions deals, and nurtured new relationships with platforms for BBC content and intellectual property.
Prior to that, Telegdy was Executive Producer of the NBC alternative series "Grease: You’re the One That I Want," "I’m with Stupid" and "Viva Laughlin" in his role as Executive Vice President, Content and Production, BBC Worldwide America from April 2007 to March 2008.
Earlier, Telegdy was Senior Vice President, BBC Productions Los Angeles, and BBC Worldwide America. During this time, he developed "Dancing with the Stars," which has become one of the industry’s perennial top series hits.
From June 2004 to March 2005, Telegdy served as Vice President, Programming and Co-Productions, BBC Worldwide America. He also was Commercial Director, Drama, Entertainment, Drama and Children’s at the BBC in London from October 2002 to May 2004.
Telegdy’s other professional credits (all for the BBC) included a term as Head of Commercial Affairs, Drama and Comedy; Commercial Manager, Drama and Comedy, and Commercial Manager, Comedy Entertainment, Music Entertainment and BBC Birmingham Features -- all between 1999 and 2004 in London.
Telegdy graduated with honors from the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Korean and Japanese.