Linda Yaccarino Biography and Wikipedia
Linda Yaccarino is currently the Twitter CEO. She was announced to be the new Twitter CEO on May 12, 2023, on Twitter by the Twitter owner, Elon Musk. Yaccarino previously worked as the Chairman of the Ad Council Board of Directors and the Chairman of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal. She joined the Ad Council board in 2014 and she was announced as the Chairman of the board of directors in 2021, to serve in the position until June 30, 2022. Linda joined NBCU in 2011 from Turner where she worked for 19 years as an Executive Vice President, COO of advertising sales, marketing, and acquisitions, and also as a Sales Manager. She currently lives in Sea Cliff, New York with her husband.
Linda Yaccarino Age | Birthday
Born on December 22, 1962, Yaccarino is 60 years old (age as of 2022). She celebrates her birthday on the 22nd of December each year.
Linda Yaccarino Height
Yaccarino’s height measurement is unknown to the public.
Linda Yaccarino Family and Nationality
Yaccarino was born to Italian parents, to her father named Bob, and her mother Isabel. She was born in Long Island, New York. Linda has a twin sister named Lori Yaccarino according to a photo and caption on her Instagram page. She also has an elder sister named Kathleen Yaccarino. Yaccarino is of Italian descent when it comes to her ethnicity.
Linda Yaccarino Husband and Children
Yaccarino is married to Claude Peter Madrazo. Her husband is a former executive at Turner Broadcasting. The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter named Christian Madrazo, and a son named Matthew Madrazo. Her daughter, Christian is a pediatric nurse while her son Matthew, is the director of sales at Studio71.
Linda Yaccarino Career and Education
Yaccarino is currently the CEO of Twitter. Elon Musk has announced Linda as the new Twitter CEO via a Tweet made on May 12, 2023. She previously worked as the Chairman, global advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. She started serving in this position in October 2020.
Linda also served as Chairman, advertising and Client partnerships (Sep 2012-Oct 2020) and President of Cable Entertainment and Digital Advertising Sales (Nov 2011-Oct 2012) for NBCU.
Before working for NBCU, she worked as an Executive Vice President, and COO advertising sales, marketing, and acquisitions at Turner. Lisa also worked at Turner as a Sales Manager. She joined Turner (formerly Turner Broadcasting System, Inc) in January 1992 and left after 19 years in November 2011.
When it comes to her education, Yaccarino attended Penn State University where she studied Liberals Arts, and telecommunications from 1981 to 1985.
Linda Yaccarino Twitter CEO
Elon Musk announced on Twitter on May 11, 2023, that he has hired a new Twitter CEO. The billionaire did not give the name of the new Twitter CEO, however, he stated that the CEO will be starting “in~ 6 weeks!” After Elon’s announcement, sources have revealed that Linda Yaccarino has been in talks to become the new CEO of Twitter.
Update: On May 12, 2023, Elon Musk confirmed via his Twitter handle that #LindaYaccarino is the new #TwitterCEO. In his Tweet, Elon wrote: ” I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!” This came just hours after announcing the new Twitter CEO will commence working in 6 weeks.
Linda Yaccarino WEF
According to Linda’s LinkedIn profile, Yaccarino is involved with the World Economic Forum, WEF. In WEF, Yaccarino chairs the organization’s taskforce on the future of work and sits on the media, entertainment and culture industry governors steering committee. After her appointment as the Twitter CEO, some Twitter follows did not receive the news well, as they felt her involvement with WEF means “Freedom of speech on Twitter was in danger.” One Twitter user wrote: “Why would you (Elon Musk) place a WEF chairman in charge of Twitter?” and another shared his sentiments saying ” unless her ties to WEF are cut, my money & support will be pulled. You’ve given us every reason to trust & support you, but the jury is still out on this one. Can’t imagine Tucker going for this. But we shall see.”~@DennyGr28530407
Linda Yaccarino NBCUniversal
Yaccarino worked as the Chairman, global advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. She started serving in this position in October 2020. Linda previously served as Chairman, advertising, and Client partnerships (Sep 2012-Oct 2020) for NBCU. She also served as President of Cable Entertainment and Digital Advertising Sales (Nov 2011-Oct 2012) for NBCU. She joined NBCUniversal in 2011.
Linda Yaccarino Ad Council
Yaccarino joined the board of Ad Council in 2014 and in 2015, she became a member of the Executive Committee. In 2021, she was named The Chairman of the Ad Council board of directors succeeding David Fischer, the Chief Revenue Officer of Facebook. Linda will serve as a Chairman until June 30, 2022.
In an official announcement, The Ad Council CEO Lisa Sherman said:
Linda is a visionary leader in our industry, and in her many years on our Board, she has been a true champion of the Ad Council and our work on the most important social issues facing our country.
The statement further read:
Under Linda’s leadership, NBCUniversal was an invaluable partner on our COVID-19 response efforts earlier this year, acting with incredible speed to develop and place exceptional creative within days of the pandemic being declared in March. I look forward to working closely together on our COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort, as we convene the communications industry for the most significant campaign in the Ad Council’s history.
Following the announcement, she released her statement that in parts read: “There are almost no words to express how proud I am to serve as Chair, working alongside the extraordinary Lisa Sherman. I’m so grateful to my predecessor and friend David Fischer, who has taken great care to prepare me for this role and to see his visionary leadership firsthand.”
- Ad Council combines the Power of Responsibility, Creativity, Credibility, and Care for People
- This International Day of the Girl, Tell Her Story Through You-#ShesMy
- Staying Informed & Staying Safe Amid COVID-19
Yaccarino is a Board Member for the following:
- Mobile Marketing Association
- Young Audiences in New York
- Ascena Retail Group, Inc
Awards and Honors
- Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award by Penn State University
- Ten Most Powerful Women in TV by Adweek
- Power Women of New York
Linda Yaccarino Net worth
Yaccarino’s estimated net worth is around $30 million-$50 million. She earns an annual salary of $4 million while working at NBCUniversal. Yaccarino was announced as the new Twitter CEO on May 12, 2023. It is unclear the salary the new Twitter CEO will be earning. Any changes to this figure will be updated.
Social Media: Twitter and Instagram
- Her Twitter account is @lindayacc with over 94K followers as of May 2023.
Every day, I'm so proud of my twin sister for what she's doing to lead nurses nationally & face this crisis head on. Now I'm so glad she gets share it with @SRuhle & all of you. Shout out to ALL our nurses and thank you to @FemaleQuotient for hosting!!
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayacc) December 16, 2020
- Yaccarino’s Instagram handle is @lindayacc
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