Jim Paratore: US television executive

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The Independent Online

Jim Paratore, who died on 29 May of a heart attack at the age of 59, was an American television executive who developed and steered such series as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tyra Banks Show, for Warner Bros.

Paratore, who was served as president of Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions from 1992 to 2006, built Telepictures into a leading producer of syndicated television and a supplier of prime-time reality shows including The Bachelor.