NBC has high hopes for 'Medium'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- NBC's Jeff Zucker is getting help from CBS/Viacom head Leslie Moonves' Paramount Network Television in the Peacock's new thriller, "Medium."

NBC plans patience for Thursday nights

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- NBC Universal's top executive thinks the network can be patient about rebuilding its once dominant Thursday night lineup, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

NBC, CBS have own 'summer games'

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- NBC may have found a way to get some promotional advantage out of a CBS press release boasting of CBS' performance in the summer ratings.

Analysis: Games networks play

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- It might not be as compelling as "Survivor" or as titillating as "Temptation Island," but TV networks are engaged in a reality-TV competition of their own -- so
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood execs fight over reality TV

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- A group of top Hollywood TV executives are fighting over reality television series with ABC and NBC accusing Fox of ripping off their ideas.

Jimmy Fallon says good-bye to 'SNL'

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon is leaving NBC's "Saturday Night Live" after a six year stint on the comedy sketch show.

NBC unveils fall lineup

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- NBC's fall lineup will include a "Friends" spinoff, a drama starring Heather Locklear and an animated series about lions, network executives said.

NBC plans 4th 'Law & Order' series

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- NBC announced Wednesday it has renewed three "Law & Order" dramas through June 2008 and added a new series called "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

Analysis: 'Frasier' signing off

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- The all-time Emmy champion "Frasier," which ends its 11-year run on NBC in May, is one of the last specimens of a dying breed: sophisticated network comedies in
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Brokaw hangs 'em up

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw's impending retirement as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" might shake up the ratings competition among the major network news divisions, but it doesn'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Pauley prepares for daytime talk show

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Some TV insiders are wondering how Jane Pauley's new U.S. daytime talk show will affect Ellen DeGeneres' popular talk show.

NBC calls 'Tonight' late-night cornerstone

BURBANK, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- NBC Tuesday confirmed it has extended the contract of "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno through 2009.

Trump's 'Apprentice' gets second season

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- NBC-TV has decided not to fire Donald Trump but to renew the ruthless business-minded reality New York City-based series, "The Apprentice."

NBC president gives peak at 2004 schedule

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- NBC's president provided a peak into the network's 2004 schedule, including "Friends" and "Frasier" finale dates, at a Los Angeles media tour.

Fab 5 take over Super Bowl Sunday

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- NBC plans to broadcast a three-episode Super Bowl Sunday marathon of Bravo's hit make-over series, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
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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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