Benjamin Noah Silverman (born August 15, 1970, Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is the co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
Raised in Manhattan, Silverman is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where he majored in history. His mother, Mary Silverman, was a programming executive whose career included stints at the Disney Channel, BBC, USA Network, Lifetime Television, and Court TV. His father Stanley Silverman is an award-winning music composer/arranger.
Formerly, Silverman was in charge of the international packaging division at the William Morris Agency, where he was the company's youngest division head. Prior to joining William Morris, he was a development executive at New World/Marvel Entertainment and an assistant at CBS, and Warner Bros.