Linda Yaccarino? Twitter CEO Candidate 2023

NBCUniversal’s advertising chief Linda Yaccarino is reportedly in discussions to become Twitter’s CEO. On Thursday, Elon Musk announced a new Twitter CEO but did not identify them.

At Penn State University, where she majored in both liberal arts and telecommunications, Linda Yaccarino earned her degree and is now a successful businesswoman.

5 Linda Yaccarino facts

  • For almost a decade, Linda Yaccarino has advocated for better advertising measurement at NBCUniversal. She launched NBCU’s Peacock streaming service as advertising sales chief.
  • Turner Entertainment’s ad sales division was digitalized under Yaccarino’s 19-year tenure.
  • Penn State University educated her in liberal arts and telecommunications.
  • Yaccarino interviewed Musk at a Miami advertising convention last month. Yaccarino encouraged the conference audience to applaud Musk and praised his work ethic.
  • After NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell resigned last month following a complaint and inquiry, Yaccarino’s departure would be another major blow to the corporation.

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