Honoring Legends & Leaders -- NBCU's Linda Yaccarino

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During our September dinner at Michael’s restaurant in New York City, Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal’s Chairman of Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, shares a touching personal story about her friend and mentor, Joe Uva. Uva believed in Yaccarino early on when she started out at Turner in the '90s as one of the few women in syndication, and he went above and beyond to help her through a trying time after September 11. “Joe became a lifelong hero in my family,” she commented on the emotional incident. Jim Rosenfield, Dave Morgan, Kay Koplovitz and Burt Manning were among the Legends in the room. Watch the video for the full story.

Underwritten by Simulmedia and NBCUniversal, our Legends & Leaders series honors those who have shaped the modern media, advertising and marketing industries and recognizes today's emerging leaders. At exclusive dinner and cocktail events held quarterly, senior industry leaders gather to wine, dine and share their most interesting and personal anecdotes from over the course of their careers. Follow this series to gain insights from these luminaries and get a behind-the-scenes look at the relationships that drive our industry.

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