Elon Musk said on Thursday that he has identified a new CEO for Twitter, but he did not identify the candidate. The Wall Street Journal, however, claimed that Linda Yaccarino, a Comcast NBCUniversal executive, is in the running for the position. In a tweet, Musk shared his excitement about hiring a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will begin in around six weeks!” Musk has announced his imminent promotion to chief technical officer of the social media site.
Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks!
My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2023
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In December, Musk, who acquired Twitter for $44 billion in October, announced his intention to step down as CEO once he found a suitable replacement. He stated that he would oversee Twitter’s software and server teams afterward. The Wall Street Journal reported that Yaccarino was being considered for the top position, citing insiders.
According to anonymous sources, a Silicon Valley executive and a former Hollywood executive, Linda Yaccarino maybe Musk’s choice to manage Twitter, as reported by Reuters. Yaccarino, NBCUniversal’s top advertising sales executive, spoke with Musk at a recent advertising convention in Miami and commended his work ethic, encouraging the audience to applaud his arrival.
It’s finally happening… 😉pic.twitter.com/2KmhGVtxmj
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) May 11, 2023
I call dibs if she doesn’t work out
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) May 11, 2023
Mr. Beast in ten years “I just bought Elon Musk’s company and we’re going to take 1000 people to Pluto”
— Tex Kelly (@simplytex) May 11, 2023
New CEO confirmed. pic.twitter.com/HYQE18Yt97
— Verbal Riot (@verbalriotshow) May 11, 2023
I knew it.. 😏 https://t.co/rtzzr5Pjcw
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) May 11, 2023
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After spending 15 years at Turner Entertainment, Yaccarino joined NBCU in 2011. He is recognized for bringing the network’s ad sales division into the digital age. She spoke on stage at Radio City Music Hall last year to remind marketers that their brand messages weren’t an afterthought when broadcast television consumers switched to streaming. On Thursday, calls to Yaccarino for comment went unanswered.