Jodi Brenner is the Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs and the Chief Legal Officer for CNBC. She was appointed to this role in February 2012. Brenner is responsible for overseeing all legal and business affairs arising from CNBC and provides strategic counsel to the CNBC executive team.
Prior to joining CNBC, Brenner served as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for the NBCUniversal TV Networks Distribution group. From 2006 – 2012 she was responsible for the overall legal strategy associated with the distribution of a multi-billion dollar content portfolio across multiple platforms. She also oversaw legal matters associated with the NBC Broadcast Network affiliates. She served as VP of the group from 2004 – 2006. During her 12 year tenure, she was integral in building NBCUniversal’s cable assets and, with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, she was pivotal in launching the first full-scale authenticated viewer offering.
Brenner has been with NBCUniversal since 1998 (with a short break for a brief stint at an online start-up), joining as Associate General Counsel for the NBC Cable Networks where she handled production and distribution matters for both CNBC and MSNBC, and was involved in the acquisitions of Bravo, Telemundo, the Universal Television Networks and Oxygen.
She began her legal career in Washington, D.C. as an associate with the law firm of Dow Lohnes & Albertson, and then joined Bell Atlantic Video Services (now Verizon) to provide counsel as they forged their way into the video business, overseeing launch of the first video-on-demand trial.
Brenner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a joint degree in English Literature and Communications Public Policy. She received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School.
She lives in Demarest, NJ with her husband, Henry Hoberman, and their 3 children.