Born January 26, 1960 in g. Cherepovets, Vologda region.
. In 1983 he graduated from the journalism faculty of Leningrad State University.
. Were published in the center of the periodical press (the magazine Ogonyok, the newspaper "Pravda", "Soviet Culture") in the newspaper "Vologda Komsomolets.
. Since 1983 - correspondent Vologda Komsomolets, then - Vologda oblast TV
. In 1985 conducted a television interview with disgraced while music critic
Artemije Trinity. In an interview acknowledged the right of rock music in existence, along with other cultures.
. In 1986 co-sponsored rock festival in Cherepovets.
. Since 1986 - a special correspondent of the main editors of youth programs of CB Radio and Television of the USSR
. He worked in the programs "The World and Youth", "Press Club". Since 1988 he worked on the "author's TV" (ATV). From 1990 to 1991 released on ATV's original weekly program of non-political news "The other day.
. In 1992 - 1993 created the series "Portrait of background.
. In 1992 helped create the production company "Master TV.
. Since November 1993 working in the commercial NTV television.
. Since October 1995 is an information talk show "The hero of the day.
. Since 1997 - author and host of a weekly journalistic program's NTV Namedni: 1961 - 1991
. Our era.
. April 18, 1997 to March 1999 - executive producer OAO NTV Broadcasting Company.
. Co-author of the script Christmas show December 31 - January 1, 1996 and 1997 on the TV channel ORT "Old songs about the main" and "Old songs about the main-2"
. Screenplay Christmas program "NTV - New Year's television."
In 1994, recognized as "most elegant" leading television. Laureate of the Union of Journalists of Russia.
Author and producer of the project (1997) new Russian banknotes.
His wife, Elena Chekalova - columnist weekly Moscow News. Son Ivan and daughter Masha.
- About the new project L
. G. Parfenova "new money" in the Gallery Project M. Gelman. Here is a brief biography of the author, gives details about the project, as well as critics of it.
- Curriculum Vitae of L
. G. Parfenova in "Short Encyclopedia of Television". Links to online resources devoted to the works and projects Parfenova.
- L. G. Parfenov online magazine "OM". Synopsis. Photography.
- Leonid Parfenov - Chief Santa Claus on NTV. Interview L. G. Parfenov on its ongoing work to find out who he still is.
- A very interesting interview. G. Parfenova, this "facts and comments" on Feb. 25, 2000
- "I did not immediately OBORZEL". Interview L. G. Parfenova, this newspaper "AIF" from 07.07.99. ": He is one of the few people in the country, and on our television, maybe even the only one on whom the card is sitting perfectly. After retiring from his post as general producer of NTV, the only won:
- Life principles, priorities, tastes, hobbies, thoughts L. G. Parfenova, told the magazine Ogonyok. Comments on his program "The Other Day: 1961-1991".
- "Parfenov no longer the head". An article about the resignation of L. G. Parfenova a leading position in the company NTV ( "Antenna", б? 14, 07.04.99).