Robert A. Daly has led such organizations as Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, The Los Angeles Dodgers and CBS Entertainment. Today he remains involved in the entertainment industry, while also devoting time to charitable work.
Daly serves as a non-executive advisor to Viacom Inc. where he provides counsel on a number of strategic areas. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Save the Children. Save The Children dedicates itself to "creating real and lasting change in the lives of children in need in the U.S. and around the world." In addition, Daly serves as President of Rule maker, Inc., an investment consulting company. He is also Chairman of Donors Choose LA, an organization which provides material assistance to teachers in the public school system.
Robert A. Daly attended Brooklyn College and Hunter College. Daly began as a gofer for the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1955, before beginning a career path to "president of entertainment". In addition to his duties as chief of television operations at CBS, Daly was also responsible for CBS Theatrical Films, which was formed in October 1979. During his 25-year association with CBS, Daly served in various posts, including Executive Vice President of CBS Television Network and Vice President of Business Affairs.
Having left CBS, he joined Warner Brothers on December 1, 1980. His titles were Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer. One year later, he was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and appointed Terry Semel President and Chief Operating Officer.
Daly went to the Dodger organization after 19 years at Warner Bros. Daly served as Managing Partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, overseeing all operations of the organization. Daly stepped down from The Dodgers after four and a half years, when the organization was sold in 2004.
In addition to his work with Save the Children, Daly also serves on the board of the American Film Institute. Additionally, he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 19s Dean 19s Advisory Board and the UCLA Executive Board for the Medical Sciences. In 2006 he joined the board of the USC Annenberg School for Communication.
He is married to multi-award winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, whose son lives with the couple at their home in Bel Air. Daly also has three grown children. Daly's hobbies include working on his Malibu ranch and raising birds.