Please join us in welcoming Jeff Zucker as our newest Columbia Business School Executive in Residence.
Jeff served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal from 2007-2011. In his more than 24 years with the company, he had a diversified career as an award-winning news producer, entertainment executive and business leader.
Prior to being named CEO, he served as president of the NBC Universal Television Group and President of NBC Entertainment. During his tenure overseeing the company's television business, NBC Universal built a pre-eminent stable of cable news and entertainment channels and maximized the cross-platform opportunities of its many television assets.
Jeff was named executive producer of NBC News’ Today at age 26. Under his direction the program redefined morning television, becoming the nation’s most-watched morning news show and the most profitable program on television.
He joined NBC in 1986 as a researcher for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. A five-time Emmy Award winner, Jeff graduated from Harvard College, where he served as president of the Harvard Crimson.
He is a Columbia Business School Media Forum member, a member of the board of directors of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Temple Emanu-El, the Robin Hood Foundation, the American Film Institute, the Paley Center for Media, and the Museum of the Moving Image.