Tom Werner

American television producer, screenwriter, director, and businessman

Thomas Charles Werner (born April 12, 1950) is an American television producer and businessman. Through his investment in Fenway Sports Group, he is currently chairman of both Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Red Sox. Werner first became a part owner of the San Diego Padres in 1990, later was part of a group that purchased the Boston Red Sox, and has served as chairman of the Red Sox since February 27, 2002. Since then, the team has won four World Series—the 2004 title ending an 86-year championship drought—and qualified for the postseason 10 times. In 2018, the Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games and went on to win a ninth World Series title. Werner became chairman of Liverpool Football Club in 2010. In his time in office, Liverpool has won four trophies including the UEFA Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020 under manager Jürgen Klopp. As a television producer, Werner formed a partnering with producer Marcy Carsey to create Carsey-Werner. The company produced several shows including The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun and That '70s Show. Werner served as executive producer for the reboot of Roseanne and was the executive producer for The Conners.

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