Fred Graver

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Fred Graver

Fred Graver is an American television comedy writer, producer, and network executive.[1]

Fred was co-Editor in Chief of National Lampoon, along with Sean Kelly under the pseudonym L. Dennis Plunkett. He left the Lampoon in 1984 to join Late Night with David Letterman, where he worked as a writer until 1990. While at Letterman, he wrote several unproduced screenplays with Kevin Curran (who also edited National Lampoon).[2]

In 1990, Graver worked for Norman Lear's production company Tandem Productions. He left a year later to join the staff of In Living Color, where he worked until 1992, when he joined the staff of Cheers as a writer and eventual co-producer.

In 1994, the Northridge earthquake convinced Graver and good friend Charlie Rubin to return to New York, where the two wrote for The Jon Stewart Show.

In 1995, Graver became an executive producer of convergence programming at Disney and ABC Cable. In 1999, he began work as an executive at MTV Networks and VH1, where he created the show Best Week Ever.[1] In 2010, Fred was named SVP of Programming for the Travel Channel. In 2012, Graver joined Twitter as Creative Director of Media Partnerships.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "'Best Week Ever' - Television - New York Times". The New York Times. October 15, 2006.
  2. "National Lampoon, July 1984, Special Summer Fun Issue". AbeBooks. NL Communications Inc., New York. 2013.

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