Meet Linda Yaccarino, the Newly Appointed Twitter CEO

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Recall that Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, disclosed on Thursday that the company has a new CEO. His announcement of Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO came on Friday.

The 59-year-old American media strategist is profiled in the following interesting information.

  1. Linda Yaccarino was born in New York, New York, to Italian immigrant parents in 1963.
  2. Isabella Bartolone Yaccarino and Bob Yaccarino are her parents.
  3. She graduated from Deer Park High School and studied at Penn State.
  4. Yaccarino is wed to Claude Peter Madrazo, an Italian-American who is also his husband. The couple has two children together.
  5. From 2011 to 2012, Linda Yaccarino played a contestant on Big Brother’s Italian version.
  6. Between 1992 to 2011, she served as Turner Broadcasting’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for advertising sales, marketing, and acquisitions.
  7. From 2011 to 2023, she was the Chairman, Global Advertising & Partnerships at NBC Universal Media, LLC. During her time in college, she also completed her internship at NBC.
  8. A few hours before she was introduced as the new CEO of Twitter, she gave notice of her departure from NBC Universal Media, LLC.
  9. She is the first female CEO of Twitter.
  10. Linda Yaccarino allegedly has a net worth of $30 million.
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