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Jeff Zucker

Jeff Zucker is one of the important American former media executives.  In addition, Jeff Zucker was the president of CNN Worldwide between January 2013 and February 2022. Not only this, but he is also famous for serving as an executive in residence at Columbia Business School. Let us know more about Zucker’s professional as well as personal life.

Early Life

Zucker was born on April 9, 1965. His birthplace is in Homestead, Florida, near Miami. Moreover, Zucker was born into an upper-class Jewish family. As of 2022, Jeff is 57 years old. Likewise, the media executive, Jeff belongs to American nationality. Based on Jeff’s date of birth, his zodiac sign is Aries.

Similarly, Jeff Zucker was born to Mathew Zucker and Arline. His father, Matthew was a cardiologist. On the other hand, his mother, Arline was a professional school teacher. Also, he was a captain of the North Miami Senior High School tennis team. Talking about his educational background, he graduated from North Miami Senior High School in 1982.

For journalism, he took part in Northwestern University’s National High School Institute program. Afterward, he went on to Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history.

Professional Life and Career

During his initial career, he used to work at NBC by accepting an internship at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In the year 2989, he served as a field producer for Today. Later on, he became its executive producer in 1992. In 2000, Jeff became the president of NBC Entertainment.

Jeff Zucker Career

Caption: Jeff Zucker in a conference/event (Source: Fortune)

Additionally, he became president of NBC’s Entertainment, News & Cable Group in December 2003. In May 2004, he was president of the newly formed NBC Universal Television Group. Amazingly, Zucker was promoted by NBC Universal to Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Television Group on December 15, 2005. Since 2007, he served as the president as well as CEO of NBC Universal.

Besides, Jeff has worked with fellow NBC News alum, former Today host Katie Couric. On January 1, 2013, he was assigned as the president of CNN Worldwide. There was an announcement of Zucker being the chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports’s news and sports division in March 2019. Unfortunately, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) criticized Zucker and CNN for a lack of diversity within the CNN ranks. Ultimately,  he resigned from CNN on February 2, 2022.

Net worth

Based on some sources, the estimated net worth of Jeff Zucker is around $60 million. By the same token, he can earn around $6.3 million as his annual salary. Other than that, other details such as his personal belongings and other endorsements are unavailable through any reports of information.

Personal Life and Relationships

In regards to Jeff’s personal life, he was a married man. Hence, he tied the knot with Caryn Stephanie Nathanson in the year 1996. Stephanie was then a supervisor for Saturday Night Live. To date, the married couple has four children in total. Nevertheless, the name of their children is not disclosed in public on any social media.

After being together for almost 21 years of the marriage relationship, the couple, unfortunately, got divorced officially in the year 2017. Sadly, when he was 31 years old, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Afterward, Zucker was successfully able to undergo surgery twice as well as chemotherapy after the first surgery. To recover from heart surgery, he also took a six-week leave of absence from CNN in July 2018.

Jeff Zucker – Body Measurements

Likewise, Jeff Zucker’s exact height is 5 feet and 10 inches. Similarly, he weighs approximately 71 kg. His biceps size is more or less 24 inches. Jeff’s shoe size is 16.5 (US). Similarly, both his eyes and hair are dark brown. However, his exact body measurements such as dress size, chest size, and waist size are unavailable as well.

Jeff Zucker Body Measurements

Caption: Jeff Zucker Body Measurements (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Jeff Zucker – Social Media

Also, Jeff Zucker does not seem to be active on any social media platforms. Not being a professional public figure, he does not own any kind of verified or official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Facebook. Probably, he might be making his account and being active on these social media handles.