Inge Van Herle was named Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution in June 2018 and reports into Lee Straus, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Alternative/Reality and Specials Program.
Van Herle oversees business affairs for first-run, cable production and distribution and handles all aspects of business affairs for development projects for syndication, as well as for basic cable. The roster of first-run shows she oversees includes “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Judge Jerry,” “Access Hollywood,” “Maury” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.”
Previously Van Herle served as Senior Vice President of the division. She played a vital role in the Connecticut production move of "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." She was on hand for the development and launch of shows including Harry Connick Jr.’s “Harry” and Meredith Vieira’s “The Meredith Vieira Show” among many more.
Since 2000, Van Herle served as Vice President of her division overseeing, negotiating and drafting agreements for talent, web and mobile distribution, acquisitions, broadcaster licenses, co-production, and also managed broadcast standard and practices for syndicated product.
During Van Herle’s time with NBCUniversal, she has been heavily involved in the negotiations and drafts of international format licenses for NBCU’s scripted and reality product throughout the world, for example, closing deals for the three "Law & Order" series to be licensed in countries such as France and Russia, and "Access Hollywood" to be licensed in Ireland and China. She also supervised legal services for Universal Domestic Television’s European talk shows and more locally, managed all aspects of production for former reality syndicated series "The 5th Wheel" and "Blind Date."
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Van Herle worked in a similar capacity for GRB Entertainment Inc, a reality television production and distribution company in Sherman Oaks, where she served as Vice President to their Business and Legal Affairs departments (1999-2000). While at GRB Entertainment, she provided legal support for the International Sales and Home Video departments, as well as negotiated license agreements and supervised all aspects of production.
As Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at RKO Pictures, Inc, an independent film and television production Company in Los Angeles, Van Herle was responsible for intellectual property rights and drafted/negotiated agreements regarding all aspects of development and production, including option purchase agreements, writer, director, and producer agreements for film, television, and stage. These agreements also included all music rights (1994-1999).
Van Herle holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School, and a B.A. in history from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.