President, Global Business & Legal Affairs, Production Management & Studios
CORE Media Group
Marc Graboff was named president of CORE Media Group Inc. in January 2012. He is the senior executive at the company, overseeing all strategic and day-to-day operations. CORE Media Group is a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm and parent company to 19 Entertainment (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and Sharp Entertainment (Doomsday Preppers, Man v. Food).
Prior to joining CORE, Graboff served as President, West Coast Business Operations, for
NBC Universal Television Entertainment, a position to which he was appointed in 2010. He was responsible for all business affairs, operations and production activities at NBC Entertainment and Universal Television. He was previously Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. Prior to that, he served as Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios from 2007 to 2009.
From 2006 to 2007, Graboff was President, NBC Universal Television, West Coast. In that role, he had oversight of NBC Entertainment, the NBC Universal Television Studio, the NBC Agency, and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. He was also the chief business affairs executive for these groups, as well as NBCU’s entertainment cable networks: USA Network, Sci Fi Channel and Bravo.
Prior to his appointment as president, Graboff had served as Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Group, since 2004. He was named Executive Vice President, NBC West Coast, in 2000, where he oversaw business affairs activities related to all of NBC's Burbank-based divisions, including NBC Entertainment, NBC Studios and NBC
Graboff joined NBC after serving as Senior Vice President, CBS Entertainment, since 1997. While at CBS, Graboff oversaw business affairs for both the CBS Television Network and CBS Productions.
Before joining CBS, Graboff was a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Troop, Meisinger, Steuber and Pasich and, prior to that, he was a founding partner of the firm of Silverberg, Katz, Thompson and Braun.
Graboff graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in communications studies and graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1983.
Graboff lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif., with his wife, Debi, a family lawyer. They have three children, Jessica, Nicole and Bradley.
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