14 Facts About Ann Sarnoff


Ann Marie Sarnoff is an American television executive.

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Ann Sarnoff is a 1979 graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

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In 1983, Ann Sarnoff received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from McDonough School of Business from Georgetown University.

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In 1987, Ann Sarnoff received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

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Ann Sarnoff started out as a strategic consultant at Marakon Associates.

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In 1999, while working at Nickelodeon, Sarnoff was part of a team that created the TV channel Noggin, a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop.

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Ann Sarnoff served as executive vice-president of business strategy and program enterprises at VH1.

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In February 2004, Ann Sarnoff was chief operating officer of the Women's National Basketball Association.

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In 2006, Ann Sarnoff joined Dow Jones Ventures as president and senior vice president of strategy, a position she held for four years.

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From 2010 to 2015, Sarnoff was chief operating officer of BBC Worldwide North America, where she worked with Herb Scannell, who she had worked with at Nickelodeon.

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From 2016 to 2018, Ann Sarnoff was head of BBC Worldwide's Global Production Network.

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In 1990, Ann Sarnoff married Richard Ann Sarnoff, a former media executive who works in private equity.

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Ann Sarnoff relocated to Los Angeles for her position at Warner Bros.

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Ann Sarnoff is credited with founding NBC in 1926 and RKO Radio Pictures in 1928.

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