Report: NBC offered Oprah primetime slot

Report: NBC offered Oprah primetime slot

CHICAGO, May 21 (UPI) -- NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Zucker says the network offered Oprah Winfrey a primetime U.S. talk show about two years ago.
'Project Runway' disputes resolved

'Project Runway' disputes resolved

NEW YORK , April 1 (UPI) -- NBC Universal announced Wednesday that it has resolved its disputes with The Weinstein Co. and Lifetime regarding the U.S. reality series "Project Runway."

NBC sells all Super Bowl advertising space

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- All of the commercial space during Sunday's Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., has been sold by NBC, the U.S. TV network says.

Zucker: NBC Universal to cut $500 million

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker says his U.S. entertainment group will cut $500 million in expenses next year.

Television reshaped by Internet viewing

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- One in five viewers who watched the season premiere of "The Office" in September did so without a television set, The New York Times reported Monday.

NBC to announce 52-week prime-time slate

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. media giant NBC Universal said it plans to announce a full 52-week prime-time programming schedule in April.

NBC may drop programming presentation

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- NBC may scrap an elaborate presentation of its new slate of programming to advertisers this spring because of the ongoing Hollywood writers strike.
NBC chief: Strike will change TV

NBC chief: Strike will change TV

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NBC Universal's top executive plans to use the Hollywood writers strike as an opportunity to change the way the U.S. television business is run, a report said.

Fans support WGA strike with pencil stunt

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Fans and writers, looking for an end to the Writers Guild of America strike, sent more than 500,000 pencils to Hollywood's TV networks and movie studios.

O'Brien to take over 'Tonight' in '09

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- NBC confirmed at a media event in New York that Conan O'Brien will take over for Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" as planned in 2009, Variety.com said.

NBC Universal acquires Oxygen Media

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NBC Universal says it is acquiring Oxygen Media, one of the leading female-focused cable television networks in the United States.

Super-sizing out at NBC

BURBANK, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Food orders can still be super-sized but NBC comedies won't, said officials of NBC Universal's California unit.

NBC taps Silverman to head entertainment

BURBANK, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- NBC restructured its California operations, naming Ben Silverman as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, the network said.

NBC's Reilly may be out

BURBANK, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- A shake-up at NBC Entertainment could be in the offing as Kevin Reilly reportedly is expected to step down as president of the California-based unit.

NBC Universal to be more eco-friendly

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- NBC Universal has revealed a set of initiatives, called the "Get on Board" campaign, to boost the California company's green image.
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Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker arrives for the premiere of "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" at The Beekman Theater in New York on April 13, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Jeffrey "Jeff" Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American television executive and former President and CEO of NBC Universal.

Zucker was born to Jewish-American parents in Homestead, Florida, near Miami. His father was a cardiologist, and his mother, Arlene, was a school teacher. He has a younger sister, Pam.

He was captain of the North Miami Senior High School tennis team, editor of the school paper, and a teenage freelance reporter ("stringer") for The Miami Herald. The 5-foot-6-inch (1.68 m) Zucker also served as president of his senior class, running on the slogan: "The little man with the big ideas." Before college, he took part in Northwestern University's National High School Institute program for journalism.

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