Jeff Zucker Bio
Jeff Zucker (Jeffrey Adam Zucker) is an American media executive and former President of CNN Worldwide and Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports. He resigned from CNN on February 2, 2020 after revealing he failed to disclose a romantic relationship with a top-ranking colleague.
Jeff Zucker Age
Jeff was born on April 9, 1965 in Homestead, Florida, United States.
Jeff Zucker Height
He stands at a height of 5feet and 6 inches.
Jeff Zucker Education
Jeff attended North Miami Senior High School where he served as a tennis captain and also a freelance reporter for Miami Herald. He later joined Northwestern University’s National High School Institute program for journalism.
He graduated from Harvard in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in American history. During his senior year, he served as president of The Harvard Crimson.
Jeff Zucker Family
Zucker is the son of Mathew Zucker and Arline Joyce Zucker. His father was a cardiologist while his mother was an outspoken school teacher who coached the debate team. He has a younger sister known as Pam.
Jeff Zucker Wife
Jeff was married to Caryn Stephanie Nathanson from 1996 to 2019. The couple met while they were both working at NBC. Jeff was executive producer of NBC’s “Today” show and Caryn was a supervisor at “Saturday Night Live.”
After announcing their separation after 21 years of marriage. They sent a joint statement to Page Six which read; “Together, we have made the difficult decision to separate, but do so as friends committed to our kids. They remain our sole focus.”
A source close to the family told Page Six that the couple had grown apart. “It can’t be easy being married to Jeff — he is a workaholic, and is obsessed with news, and obsessed with being the best. Caryn is much more laid back and social, spends a lot of time with their kids and enjoys being part of the Upper East Side social circuit.
They’ve had their problems over the years. Things have been bad for 10 years, but they have now accepted their marriage is over, and he has moved out of their apartment.”
Jeff Zucker Children
Jeff Zucker has 4 children; 3 sons and a daughter. His eldest son, Andrew Zucker, served on the advisory board of Waywire video-sharing site. At the time he was 15 years old (in 2013). He resigned hours after it was revealed that he had been granted stock options in the firm co-founded by Booker.
Jeff Zucker NBC
Jeff began his career at NBC Universal where he worked for more than two decades. He rose through the ranks to become the company’s president and CEO from 2007 to 2011.
He joined NBC Sports, after graduating from Harvard in 1986, as a researcher. He traveled compiling and writing background information used by NBC Sports commentators and producers, prior to and during the network’s coverage of major sporting events.
He later became an executive producer of the NBC newsmagazine, Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric, and the NBC News with Tom Brokaw. At the age of 26, he became the youngest executive producer in the history of the Today show. During his tenure ‘Today’ became the nation’s most-watched morning news program, with viewership during the 2001 season reaching the highest point in the show’s history.
In December 2000, at the age of 35 he became President of NBC Entertainment. By May 2002, his role expanded to include both NBC Studios and NBC Enterprises. In addition, he oversees Telemundo and NBC’s recent acquisition of the upscale Bravo, arts and entertainment cable channel.
From 2004 to 2007, he oversaw all of the company’s television properties. In 2007 he was named the company’s president and CEO. He headed up the global media and entertainment company, which included the NBC broadcast network, its news and sports divisions and all of its cable properties including; MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Oxygen and Syfy Universal Pictures and the Universal Theme Parks.
Jeff Zucker CNN
Zucker joined CNN in 2013 as the President of CNN Worldwide. In March 2019 he was appointed Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports. He oversees all of WarnerMedia’s live programming, including all divisions of CNN Worldwide and Turner Sports. At CNN, that includes the US television network, CNN International, HLN, and CNN’s digital properties. His sports portfolio includes Turner Sports, and Bleacher Report.
He serves as CNN’s domestic channel’s managing editor, setting the daily news agenda across the platforms. At Turner Sports, he is responsible for programming acquisitions, production, marketing, league relations and sports ad sales.
Jeff Zucker Leaving CNN
Jeff is set to leave CNN at the end of 2021 to honor his contract. Speaking to Los Angeles Times he said; “I love my job, it’s really that simple. I have an incredible vantage point here. I felt that I wanted to honor the contractual commitment.”
He admitted he had talked with Jason Kilar, chief executive of CNN parent WarnerMedia, about leaving early in 2021. He also discussed the possibility with his staff, leading many of his deputies and friends to predict his departure after President Biden’s inauguration, and ahead of any drop in cable news ratings that many media experts predicted once President Trump exited the White House.
Jeff Zucker Resignation
On February 2, 2022 Jeff announced he was resigning from CNN after failing to disclose a consensual relationship with a colleague as part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure, for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about how to address sexual misconduct allegations.
Jeff Zucker just announced his resignation to a stunned CNN. pic.twitter.com/sWXYNBO20d
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 2, 2022
Jeff Zucker Relationship – Jeff Zucker Allison Gollust
Jeff is in a relationship with Allison Gollust, CNN’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. The two began working together at NBC in 1998. The two rose through ranks together and when Jeff moved to CNN, Allison was among his first hires. She had also worked briefly as communications director for Andrew Cuomo.
After Jeff announced his resignation Allison released a statement on her of her own where she said that her relationship with Jeff had been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years but she added the relationship changed during COVID. She said she regretted that they didn’t disclose the relationship at the right time.
Several former CNN employees have suggested that Zucker and Allison have been in a consensual relationship for some time.
Soledad O’Brien, a former CNN anchor, tweeted to Gollust’s statement, “I encourage you to google the two parties and read the details about their relationship that dates back years. That said, I’m sure company emails can easily determine if she’s lying in this statement. Again—It was an open secret and I haven’t even worked there for like 8 years.”
Roland Martin, former CNN correspondent tweeted, “It was an open secret at @CNN that Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust, who he hired as head of communications, were having an affair.was only there with them for four months in 2013 and knew. NBC folks knew when they worked together there. @katiecouric intimated that in her book!”
Jeff Zucker Salary
His annual base salary is $6 million.
Jeff Zucker Net worth
He has an approximated net worth of $ 50 million
Jeff Zucker Twitter
He has no social media accounts.