#5 Top Over Paid CEOs-David M. Zaslav


David M. Zaslav (born January 15, 1960)[1] is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, a position he has held since January 2007.[2][3] He was previously an executive at NBC Universal.[2][4]


Zaslav earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University. Following this, he graduated with honors (JD) from Boston University School of Law in 1985 and started his career as an attorney with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Lieby and MacRae in New York.

Zaslav serves on the boards of Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Univision Communications Inc., the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, The Cable Center, Center for Communication and Skills for America’s Future. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center for Media, the Mt. Sinai Medical Center and previously served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he created and taught a graduate-level course on the business of cable television.[19]

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