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Who is Linda Yaccarino? Biography, Age, Husband, and Career

BY Taimoor Qureshi May 12, 2023. 03:34 pm

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Due to her extensive professional background, LINDA Yaccarino is an expert in distribution, operations, and marketing.

The 60-year-old chairman and philanthropist is also a wife and mother outside of business.

The name Linda Yaccarino is well-known in the advertising industry.

The former Penn State student is presently the head of global partnerships and advertising at NBCUniversal, where she previously spent more than ten years of her career.

According to her LinkedIn bio: “Yaccarino’s 2,000-member global team connects emerging and established brands to hundreds of millions of viewers, driving impact across every sector.

“Since joining NBCU in 2011, her team has generated more than $100 billion in ad sales, expanded the company’s reach globally, forged groundbreaking commercial partnerships, launched the company’s ad-supported streaming service, and made massive investments in data and technology capabilities.”

In February 2023, Yaccarino was named head of the board of YMU, a transnational talent management firm whose clients include Paris Hilton and Emily Ratajkowski, while continuing to perform her duties at NBCU.

Yaccarino has won several accolades over the years, including distinction as one of the “Top 10 People Transforming Advertising” by Business Insider and one of the “Ten Most Powerful Women in TV” by Adweek.

Is Linda Yaccarino married?

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Yaccarino and Claude Peter Madrazo are wed.

They both have Italian ancestry, and they reside in Sea Cliff, New York.Christian and Matthew are the couple’s two joint children with Yaccarino.

Yaccarino’s daughter, Christian, works as a pediatric nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and her son, Matthew, is the director of sales at Studio71.

Who is the new Twitter CEO?

On May 11, 2023, speculations started to spread that Yaccarino would be about to assume a new title.

The Wall Street Journal claimed on Thursday that Yaccarino is allegedly “in talks to become the new CEO of Twitter” from people familiar with the situation.

The New York Times also received information from an unnamed source that the negotiations between Yaccarino and Elon Musk are “at an advanced stage,” although the new CEO of the social media platform has not yet been formally announced.

Musk had previously stated in December 2022 that he intended to stand down as “Chief Twit” as soon as he found someone “foolish enough” to accept the position.

The announcement came after a poll on December 18 asking, “Should I resign as Twitter’s CEO? I’ll follow the findings of this poll.

The final poll result was 57.5 percent in favor of him resigning and 42.5 percent in favor of keeping his position.

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Elon tweeted about his most recent choice for the company’s next CEO on May 11, 2023.

“Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks!” he wrote.

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