Five things to know about the new Twitter CEO

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Elon Musk announced on Friday that Linda Yaccarino will be the new head of Twitter, which he bought from the app’s owners in April 2022.

Elon Musk suggested on Thursday that he had hired a Chief Executive Officer after a series of live trials and errors with the app. He said that he would become the “exec chair and CTO, overseeing product, software, and sysops.”

Here are five things you should know about the new CEO, who will take over in six weeks:

  1. Yaccarino has worked in advertising for a long time. According to her biography on the company’s website, she was the chairman of global advertising and partnerships at NBCU, where she worked for more than a decade and brought in more than $100 billion in sales.

  2. She was put on the Presidential Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition by Donald Trump, who was US president before her.

  3. She worked on COVID-19 vaccination programs with the White House and Pope Francis.

  4. It is said that she is about 60 years old.

  5. She also has a husband and a child.