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Jeff Zucker Biography

Preeya Karmacharya Sat Oct, 2017
Jeff Zucker

Facts of Jeff Zucker

Date of Birth: 1965 , April-9
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Jeff Zucker

1965 Born in United States
1986 Graduated From Harvard University
1986 Beginning of his Career
1992 Became The Executive Producer
2000 As NBC Entertainment’s president
2013 President of CNN
1996 Got Married

Detail Timeline of Jeff Zucker

1965

Born in United States

Jeffrey Adam Zucker was born on 9th April 1965, in  Homestead, Florida. His father, Matthew was a cardiologist whereas his mother, Arline was a school teacher. 

1986

Graduated From Harvard University

Jeff Zucker graduated from "Harvard University" with a Bachelor of Arts in American history. During his school time, he became the president of the school newspaper, The Harvard Crimson; during his senior year.

1986

Beginning of his Career

Zucker hired by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), an American English language commercial broadcast TV network, to research for the coverage of 1988's Summer Olympics. 

1992

Became The Executive Producer

Jeff became the executive producer of “Today Show”. There he is credited with the launching it into its 16-years of rating dominance as well as managing the show during its most successful years. 

2000

As NBC Entertainment’s president

Zucker became the NBC Entertainment’s president. There he introduced Scrubs, Las Vegas, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He earned the position of president of NBC’s Entertainment, News & Cable Group as well. 

2013

President of CNN

He became the president of CNN, Jeff oversees CNN, CNN Digital, CNN International, and HLN. Prior to this, he has served in numerous famous movies.

1996

Got Married

Zucker tied the knock with Caryn Stephanie, a former supervisor for Saturday Night Live. The couple is still together, and they gave birth to four children. 

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Jeff Zucker enrolled at the "North Miami Senior High School," where he was a captain of the tennis team, a teenage freelance reporter, and an editor of the school paper for The Miami Herald.

Upon graduation, he attended the "Harvard University," and in 1986 he graduated with a "Bachelor of Arts in American history." During his graduation, he became the president of the school newspaper, The Harvard Crimson during his senior year.

Jeffrey Adam began his professional career with NBC as a researcher of coverage the information of the 1988 Summer Olympics. He then joined the "Today Show" as a producer and soon became its executive producer.

There he introduced the program’s trademark outdoor rock concert series as well as handle the program window on the world” Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza as an in-charge.

Before he became president of CNN, Zucker was the president of NBC Entertainment, President of NBC Entertainment’s News & Cable Group, President of NBC Television Group, Chief Executive Officer of NBC, and President and CEO of NBC Universal. He has also worked with Disney-ABC with fellow alum, former “Today” host Katie Couric.

Regarding Zucker's nationality, he is an American and is of the white ethnicity. Zucker is a married man and living a blissful life with his wife, Caryn Stephanie; a former supervisor for Saturday Night Live.

The couple has four children together. Till the date, there is no news and rumors regarding their extra-marital affairs and divorce in their married life.

The five-time Emmy Award winner, Zucker earns a tremendous amount of money through his profession. According to the New York Post, he gets paid $40 million to $30 million to leave NBC Universal.

He runs a $16 billion worth global media and Entertainment Company including Oxygen, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, and the USA. His current net worth is around $40 million.