Jeff Zucker

Jeff Zucker

American television producer, president and CEO of NBC Universal
Jeffrey Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is a Jewish-American television executive who is president of the NBC Universal Television Group. He is known for his aggressive promotion of his network's programs.Born in Miami, Florida, he was a stringer for the Miami Herald. Before college, Zucker took part in Northwestern University's National High School Institute Program for journalism. Zucker received his B.A. in American history from Harvard University in 1986. At Harvard, Zucker was selected president of the school newspaper The Harvard Crimson, surprising many who thought the post would go to Michael Hirschorn. As President of the Crimson, Zucker encouraged the decades-old rivalry with the Harvard Lampoon, headed by future NBC colleague Conan O'Brien. (The Crimson's editors now joke that since Zucker is O'Brien's boss, those who want to get ahead in life should choose to join The Crimson over the Lampoon.) When he was not admitted to Harvard Law, he was hired by NBC to research material for its coverage of the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. In 1989, he was a producer for the Today Show and became its executive producer in 1992. He introduced rock concerts on the show and the famous window on the city.In 2000, he was named NBC's entertainment president and in 2003 was put in charge of NBC's news and cable operations as well. Following the merger with Vivendi Universal, he was promoted to president of its television group in May 2004.Zucker was responsible for bringing Donald Trump's The Apprentice to television.Source:
More traffic means more advertising dollars.More Jeff Zucker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People are looking for original content in many different places, as are advertisers. This takes us into a whole new ballgame.More Jeff Zucker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The television business is actually going through a tremendous transition, but I think at the end of the day, television is still paramount.More Jeff Zucker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We're in this transition period of figuring out how to deal with all the new technology that is out there, but television still proves to be the granddaddy of them all.More Jeff Zucker quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I think it's the sign of a leader to step up and say, you know, when something's not working to have the guts to reverse it. And the worst thing you can do is to let that mistake linger.More Jeff Zucker quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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