Jen Neal serves as Executive Vice President, Live Events & Specials, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. In this role, Neal leads strategy, development and operations for E!’s entertainment and pop culture news programming across all platforms, including the network’s linear news expansion, debuting in 2020. Neal also oversees all live programming initiatives, including “Live From The Red Carpet” and “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” as well as E!’s tentpole coverage of New York Fashion Week and Met Gala. In addition, Neal is responsible for leading the digital business strategy across all NBCUniversal Lifestyle Networks, including Bravo, E!, Oxygen and Universal Kids.
A multifaceted executive, Neal’s extensive experience is diverse, including entertainment marketing, advertising, media, and production. She joined E! in 2012 and previously served as EVP, Marketing and Executive Producer of Live Events. As EVP, Marketing, Neal elevated E!’s brand position as a global, multi-platform pop culture powerhouse, and directed all marketing initiatives for the network, including advertising, media strategies, creative, brand alliances, and promotion across all platforms.
Prior to E!, Neal served as Chief Marketing Officer for BBDO North America and was previously at Omnicom’s PHD where she was responsible for running the New York office and all client relationships on the East coast. Her background also includes leadership positions at the Arnell Group and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Neal has been recognized in prestigious industry publications such as Variety Marketing Impact Report, Multichannel News 40 Under 40, and Adweek’s Brand Genius Awards, L.A. Brand Stars, and First Movers. Neal serves on The WICT Network Board of Directors Executive Committee, as well as served on the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Advisory Board. She graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her leadership and competitive spirit were refined during her college days as captain of the Georgetown women’s basketball team.