Zucker has spent his entire career at NBC Universal, joining the company’s Olympic unit in 1986, straight out of college. He served as president of the NBC Universal Television Group from May 2004 until December 2005. Before that, he was president of the Entertainment, News & Cable Group since December 2003, and president of NBC Entertainment since December 2000.
Zucker was appointed executive producer of Today in January 1992 at age 26, which made him the youngest executive producer in the history of the program.He joined NBC in 1986 as a researcher for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics and joined NBC News as a field producer for Today in January 1989.
Zucker graduated from Harvard College in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in American history. He served as president of the Harvard Crimson from 1985 to 1986. Zucker’s date of birth is April 9, 1965. He and his wife, Caryn, live in New York with their four children. Zucker is 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.