John Zucker was longtime Deputy Chief Counsel and Senior Vice President at ABC, Inc., where he led the group of attorneys who advise and represent ABC News and the news operations at the ABC-owned television stations on newsgathering, libel, privacy, fair use, and other First Amendment, FCC and copyright issues. Prior to joining ABC, Zucker was Senior Broadcast Attorney at CBS Inc., working with CBS News and the CBS stations, and an associate at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, Washington, DC, specializing in First Amendment and FCC matters.
Zucker is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News.
Zucker has been an adjunct professor teaching media law courses at the Columbia School of Journalism since 1999. Prior to that, he was a visiting lecturer teaching a media law seminar course at Yale College for seven years. Zucker has appeared frequently as a guest speaker or panelist at legal workshops and at law school and college media law classes.
Before attending law school, Zucker worked as a reporter at the Wilton (Ct.) Bulletin and at the Associated Press bureau in Hartford, CT and as a copy editor at the Buffalo Evening News.