Jeff Zucker

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Full Name Jeff Zucker
Age 54 Years Old
Nick Name Jeff
Gender Male
Famous As Media Executive
Birth Date April 09, 1965
Birth Place Homestead, Florida
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Jeffrey Adam Zucker famed as Jeff Zucker is an American media executive who has served as president and CEO of NBC Universal previously. Moreover, he served as an executive in residence at Columbia Business School. He was picked to take over as the president of CNN Worldwide in January 2013 after Jim Walton's tenure in November 2012. He administers CNN, CNN International, HLN, and CNN Digital. He had to move away from CNN's leadership to recover from heart surgery in July 2018. 

Early Life of Jeff

On 9th April 1965, Jeff was born in Homestead, Florida, the USA as Jeffrey Adam Zucker. As of 2019, he celebrated his 54th birthday with his friends and families. He was born to Jewish parents. His father's name is Matthew Zucker and his mother's name is Arline Zucker. His father, Matthew, was a cardiologist, and his mother, Arline, was a school teacher. He is American by nationality and White by ethnicity. He is Jewish by faith. Talking about his education, he attended the North Miami Senior High School. He graduated from high school in 1982. After high school graduation, he attended Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history.

Body Measurements of Jeff

Being at the age of 54, Jeff still looks very handsome with a charming smile on his face attracting a lot of people towards him. He stands at a height of 1.68 m. He has got a balanced bodyweight matching with his weight but his exact weight measure along with other body measurements such as biceps size, shoe size and more have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon as our team is researching on his body details.  His body build is average. Overall, he has got a healthy body at present. 

Career of Jeff

  • In the year 1986, Jeff took a job to research information for its coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • In the year 1989, he was a field producer for Today.
  • He became Today's executive producer in the year 1992.
  • He introduced the program's trademark outdoor rock concert series and was in charge as Today moved to the "window on the world" Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in the year 1994. 
  • He was named NBC Entertainment's president in the year 2000. 
  • He kept the network ahead of the pack by airing the gross out show Fear Factor, negotiating for the cast of the hit series Friends to take the series up to a tenth season, and signing Donald Trump for the reality show The Apprentice. 
  • He introduced Las Vegas, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Scrubs. 
  • He became president of NBC's Entertainment, News & Cable Group as well in December 2003. 
  • He became president of its Television Group in May 2004.
  • He championed such as Father of the Pride and the Friends spinoff Joey were considered failures. 
  • He was promoted by NBC to Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Television Group behind Robert Charles Wright, vice chairman of General Electric and chairman & CEO of NBC Universal on 15th December 2005. 
  • He became president and CEO of NBC Universal on 6th February 2007. 
  • The New York Post reported that Zucker would be paid between $30 million and $40 million to leave NBC Universal shortly after Comcast completed its 51% acquisition in the company on 2nd June 2010. 
  • He then worked with fellow NBC alum, former Today host Katie Couric, producing her daytime talk show for Disney-ABC Domestic Television, Katie. 
  • He left the show to be the president of CNN Worldwide. 
  • He became president of CNN Worldwide on 1st January 2013. 
  • In the year 2016, CNN reached a monthly average of 105 million unique visitors to its web and mobile properties.
  • In March 2019, CNN parent WarnerMedia announced a reorganization in which he would become chairman of the company's news and sports division, overseeing Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and AT&T SportsNet, in addition to maintaining his role as head of CNN. 
  • President Trump floated a “rumor” on Tuesday that CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker would step down but the network appeared to laugh it off.
  • He made headlines on Monday when Project Veritas published what a now-former CNN employee said is a recording of Zucker telling staffers to focus solely on impeachment even at the expense of other important news.
  • The whistleblower said the recording essentially proves CNN’s anti-Trump bias and the president tweeted out his take on the situation.
  • “Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigning momentarily?” Trump tweeted.

Marital Status, Wife, Child

Jeff is a married person and he was married to his beautiful wife, Caryn Stephanie Nathanson in the year 1996. They together have four children. In January 2018, the couple decided to separate. At present, he is living a single life without any disturbances. 

Personal Life of Jeff

Jeff was diagnosed with colon cancer twice in 1996 and in 1999. He successfully underwent surgery twice and chemotherapy after the first surgery. He got full recovery. In July 2018, he had to move away from CNN's leadership to recover from heart surgery.

ENet Worth of Jeff 

The net worth of this famous American Media Executive will be surely in millions. He has also served as president and CEO of NBC Universal previously. As of 2010, his net worth is estimated to have $40 million. His salary is reported to have $6.3 million at present. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his career work. 

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