People: Linda Yaccarino

Linda Yaccarino is a veteran of NBCUniversal and has been with the organization since 2011. She joined NBCUniversal in November 2011 as president of Cable Entertainment & Digital Advertising Sales and was promoted to chair of Advertising & Client Partnerships a year later. In her role as chair of Advertising & Client Partnerships, Yaccarino is credited with transforming the organization’s approach to advertising and partnerships by bringing together individual network teams and becoming the ‘bridge’ across NBC properties. In this position, Yaccarino manages more than $10 billion in revenue annually. In October 2020, she was named chair of Global Advertising & Partnerships at NBCUniversal.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Yaccarino was executive vice president and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales and Marketing and Acquisitions for 19 years. She studied telecommunications at Penn State University and currently sits on the board of the School of Communications. Yaccarino has received several awards. She was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 in 2013, was named one of the “Ten Most Powerful Women in Television” by Adweek in 2011 and was named a “CEO of Tomorrow” by Business Week.

Her LinkedIn profile can be found here. her twitter profile here.

Rumor has it that she will become the new CEO of twitter.





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