Jeff Zucker
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United States
2018

CNN

Jeff
Zucker

President

The CNN boss honed his nose for news as the youngest executive producer in the history of NBC’s “Today,” which he guided to juggernaut status. That launched his meteoric rise at the network, culminating in him being named Peacock president and CEO in 2007. Zucker’s willingness to make game-changing tough decisions was exactly what CNN needed when he came aboard in 2013. In the 2016 election season, the cabler saw some of its highest ratings, buoyed by an electrifying but controversial presidential race during which Zucker was something of a lightning rod. And it has stayed that way well into the Trump presidency, as the commander in chief continues to slam the network and rip it for being “fake news.” Zucker is under contract through 2020.

Career

  • CNN
  • NBCUniversal
  • TODAY

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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CNN Returns to New York Offices After Bomb Scare

CNN Returns to New York Offices After Bomb Scare

CNN employees have returned to their offices in New York City, hours after authorities found a potentially lethal explosive had been sent to the facility located in upper midtown Manhattan."The NYPD has concluded its security sweep, and it is now safe to return to the building<' said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker in a memo to staff. " I so appreciate your patience, as I know what a long day this has been for all of you."The suspicious package found inside CNN’s...

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