Starr Report: Neal Baer

January 6th, 2012

The New York Post
By Michael Starr
Jan 6, 2012

Television multi-hyphenate Neal Baer is one of those guys who’s so busy that you get tired just thinking about his schedule. The former “ER” and “Law & Order” executive producer is currently executive-producing CBS’s “A Gifted Man” — more on that later — and has co-written “Kill Switch,” the first in a trilogy of mystery thrillers (Katherine Heigl is lined up for the big-screen movie). He’ll also have his first graphic novel, “Gap Year,” published later this year (the co-writer is “A Gifted Man” co-EP Dan Truly).

If that’s not enough, Baer also co-owns Neela’s, a Northern California Indian restaurant located in Napa and run by renowned chef Neela Paniz — who, last month, won an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped” (and the $10,000 prize), giving her the chance to move on in the competition. The episode was repeated last night.