Jeff Zucker Biography
A native of Homestead, Florida, Jeff Zucker is an American media executive who was born on April 9, 1965. Between January 2013 and February 2022, Jeff was the president of CNN Worldwide. He oversaw CNN, CNN International, HLN, and CNN Digital.
Jeff was previously CEO of NBCUniversal. He served as an executive in residence at Columbia Business School.
Jeff Zucker Age
Jeff is 56 years old as of 2021, he was born on April 9, 1965, in Homestead, Florida, the United States as Jeffrey Adam Zucker.
Jeff Zucker Height
Jeff stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and he has a weight of 71 kgs (154 Ibs)
Jeff Zucker Education
Jeff graduated from North Miami Senior High School in 1982. Before college, Jeff took part in Northwestern University’s National High School Institute program for journalism. He went on to Harvard University.
Jeff was a captain of the North Miami Senior High School tennis team, editor of the school paper, as well as a teenage freelance reporter (“stringer”) for The Miami Herald. Jeff also was president of his sophomore, junior, and senior classes, running on the slogan (The little man with the big ideas.)
Jeff Zucker Family
Jeff is the son of Mathew Zucker and his wife Arline Joyce Zucker. He was born into a Jewish family in Homestead, Florida, near Miami. Jeff’s father, Matthew, was a cardiologist, while his mother, Arline, was a school teacher. Jeff has a younger sister known as Pam.
Jeff Zucker Wife
Jeff was married to his wife Caryn Stephanie Nathanson from 1996 to 2019. Caryn, then a supervisor for Saturday Night Live, with whom he has four children; the two divorced in 2019. Diagnosed at ages 31 and 34 with colon cancer, Jeff successfully underwent surgery twice and chemotherapy after the first surgery.
In July 2018, Jeff took a six-week leave of absence from CNN to recover from heart surgery.
Jeff Zucker Children
Jeff has four children; three sons and a daughter. Jeff’s eldest son, Andrew Zucker, served on the advisory board of the Waywire video-sharing site. At the time he was 15 years old (in 2013). Jeff resigned hours after it was revealed that he had been granted stock options in the firm co-founded by Booker.
Jeff Zucker Salary
Jeff receives an annual base salary of around $6 million.
Jeff Zucker Net worth
Jeff has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. He has made a great fortune from his career as a media executive.
Jeff Zucker Leaving CNN
On February 2, 2022, Jeff resigned from CNN. In his resignation letter, Jeff acknowledged that he did not disclose a romantic relationship with CNN’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Allison Gollust when it began. The relationship was made public in early January 2022 as well as CNN acknowledged it in February during the network’s investigation into Chris Cuomo.
Zucker 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.”
Jeff admitted he had talked with Jason Kilar, chief executive of CNN parent WarnerMedia, about leaving early in 2021. Jeff also discussed the possibility with his staff, leading many of his deputies and friends to predict his departure after President Biden’s inauguration, as well as ahead of any drop in cable news ratings that many media experts predicted once President Trump exited the White House.
Jeff Zucker CNN
Jeff joined CNN in the year 2013 as the President of CNN Worldwide. In March 2019 Jeff was appointed Chairman, WarnerMedia News, and Sports. Jeff 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, as well as Bleacher Report.
Jeff 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 as well as sports ad sales.
He has no social media accounts.
Jeff Zucker just announced his resignation to a stunned CNN. pic.twitter.com/sWXYNBO20d
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 2, 2022