Jeff Zucker is an American media executive. Moreover, he used to serve as the president and CEO of NBCUniversal. Besides, Zucker also worked as an executive in residence at Columbia Business School. However, he was hired by CNN Worldwide in January 2013 at the position of President after Jim Walton's tenure. Apart, in March 2019, CNN parent WarnerMedia announced a reorganization in which Zucker became chairman of the company's news and sports division.
The CNN Worldwide president, Jeff Zucker was born as Jeffery Adam Zucker on April 9, 1956, in Homestead, Florida, USA. He grew up with his Jewish parents. Moreover, his father's name is Matthew Zucker, was a cardiologist and his mother, Arline Zucker, was a school teacher. He attended North Miami Senior High School and graduate in 1982. Besides, he participated in the journalism program at Northwestern University's National High School Institute. Later, he went to Harvard University and graduated in 1986, majoring in American history.
Jeff Zucker's Married Life & Divorce
Well, Jeff, 55, was a married man before heartfelt separation with his wife. Moreover, Jeff was married to his love of life turned wife, Caryn Nathanson. The couple exchanges their vow on June 1, 1996, in the presence of family and friends. Since then they were living a happy married life till 2018.
Back in 2018, the couple decided to split up. He along with his wife, Caryn stated jointly to New York Post, "Together, we have made the difficult decision to separate, but do so as friends committed to our kids. They remain our sole focus." Apart, the couple shares four lovely children from their 21 years old married life.
They have three sons and a daughter. After the split up, the duo is faithfully taking the career of their children's physical and psychological growth. Moreover, Zucker is co-parenting his children with his ex-wife Caryn. As of now, he is living a single life with his family in the United States of America.
Cancer-Free Life of Jeff Zucker
The 1.68 m tall, Jeff, was diagnosed with colon cancer twice at age 31 and 34. However, Zucker successfully underwent surgery twice and chemotherapy after the first surgery. After the surgery, Jeff is living a cancer-free life with his family. But, in July 2018, Zucker took a six-week leave of absence from CNN to recover from heart surgery.
Net Worth & Earnings in 2020
Jeff Zucker has earned a hefty amount of net worth from his career as an American media executive and CEO. Furthermore, he has an estimated net worth of $60 million which is similar to David Faber. Besides, he earns around $6.3 million per year as an annual salary.
On the other hand, Jeff and his ex-wife, Caryn is selling their New York City apartment at a real estate price of $17.5 million, on February 13, 2020. Apart, the couple purchased the house in 2007 for $12.3 million. The house has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. As of now, Jeff is enjoying his lavish life with his family and friends.
Professional Life Of Jeff Zucker
Jeff began his career just after completing his graduation as a researcher for coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. Later, in 1989, he became a producer for Today, and at age 26, he became its executive producer in 1992. However, in 2000, he was hired by NBC Entertainment's president. Moreover, in December 2003, Zucker became president of NBC's Entertainment, News & Cable Group.
After working at NBC for a five-year, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal. However, Jeff left his job at NBC and joined CNN Worldwide in 2013. Since then he is working at the position of President.
Back in March 2019, CNN parent WarnerMedia and announced Zucker as a chairman of the company's news and sports division, overseeing Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, and AT&T SportsNet as well as CNN Worldwide President. Kevin Reilly and Robert Greenblatt also worked at WarnerMedia Entertainment, who was fired in August 2020 amid restructuring.