Featured Alumni Profiles

Jack Myers

MA '77, Media Ecology; Member, Dean's Advisory Council

"Jack Myers" is a brand, well known in media, advertising, entertainment, financial, political and social circles for his unique spin on the pop culture and business of media. He was identified as one of the "1,000 Most Creative Individuals in the U.S." by Who's Really Who in America.

The Jack Myers Report newsletter is considered a "daily first-read," by more than 20,000 subscribers in the media, advertising, entertainment and financial communities. Jack also edits and publishes the daily Jack Myers Entertainment Report and weekly Jack Myers Lunch at Michael's.

He has won journalism's most prestigious honor, the George Foster Peabody Award, is the winner of the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, produced the

World Music Awards from Monte Carlo, and been nominated for Academy and Emmy Awards for Best Documentary.

As a consultant and researcher from 1984 to 2001, Jack worked closely with General Motors, Campbell Soup, Turner Broadcasting, Fox-TV, CBS, ESPN, MTV Networks, Discovery Communications, The Weather Channel, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Hallmark Entertainment, A&E Networks, Oxygen Media, Carat USA, Aegis Group, MediaEdge, Hal Riney & Partners, AOL, Paramount Television, AT&T, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, TJ Maxx, Sears Roebuck, Kmart, Reebok,, Canada's CHUM TV and CTV, Microsoft, WebTV, Coors, Clorox, Coca-Cola and several other companies.

From 1970 to 1983, Jack worked in senior sales and marketing management positions for CBS-TV, ABC Radio, Metromedia Outdoor and UTV Cable Network.

He hosted the first industry-wide forums on interactive television, has been an outspoken advocate for quality children's television and controls on Internet content, and he led a delegation of advertising executives to the 1995 White House Summit on Educational Children's Television.

Jack is a Board Member of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University, is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations.