Here are five facts about Jeff Zucker, who resigned on Wednesday as president of CNN and president of WarnerMedia’s news and sports division for failing to disclose https://www.Reuters.com/business/media-telecom/ jeff-zucker-resigns-cnn-president-2022-02-02 a consensual relationship with a close colleague. * Zucker, 56, graduated from Harvard College in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in American history, according to a profile on the CNN website https://www.cnn.com/profiles/jeff-zucker-profile.
* Zucker began his NBC career in 1986 as a researcher for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. * In January 1989, he joined NBC News as a field producer for the program “Today”. He eventually became its executive producer. Under his leadership, “Today” became the most-watched morning news program in America, according to CNN’s website.
* He was president and CEO of NBC Universal from 2007 to 2011. Zucker has served as president of CNN Worldwide since 2013. * Born and raised in Miami, Zucker has four children and resides in New York City, according to CNN. He is divorced, his spokesperson said.
CNN is part of AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, which is being spun off in a $43 billion deal with Discovery Inc. (Writing by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Howard Goller)
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