Bonnie Hammer is Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal. As a strategic advisor to the CEO, she leverages her strong business and creative experience, broad industry relationships and long-standing commitment to prosocial advocacy to further company initiatives.
In her previous role as Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, she strategically aligned NBCUniversal’s content business for the global market, bringing together the company’s three powerhouse studios -- Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions and NBCUniversal International Studios -- under one umbrella. Prior to her studio purview, Ms. Hammer was Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, overseeing the creation of Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming platform.
Ms. Hammer moved to Peacock after serving as Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment where she had executive oversight of leading cable brands USA Network, SYFY, Bravo, Oxygen, E! Entertainment and Universal Kids. Under Ms. Hammer's leadership, these cable networks experienced tremendous growth domestically and internationally. She also created and oversaw two award-winning production studios, UCP and Wilshire Studios.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal in May 2004, Ms. Hammer served as President of Syfy from 2001 to 2004 and held other senior executive positions at Syfy and USA Network from 1989 to 2000. Before that, she was an original programming executive at Lifetime Television Network from 1987 to 1989. Before coming to New York, Ms. Hammer executive produced “Good Day!” for WCVB in Boston, and produced the series “This Old House,” “Infinity Factory” and “Zoom!” for WGBH, a Public Broadcasting Station.
Ms. Hammer serves on the board of directors of eBay, Inc. She also sits on the Board of Governors for the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation and serves on the strategic planning committee for Boston University’s College of Communication.
Ms. Hammer holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in media and new technology from Boston University. She also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Boston University in 2017.