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|Born||Randi Jayne Zuckerberg
February 28, 1982
New York, US
|Residence||Silicon Valley, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Randi Jayne|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (2003)|
|Occupation||Former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook|
|Home town||Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.|
|Relatives||Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (brother)|
Randi Jayne Zuckerberg (born February 28, 1982) is an American businesswoman. She is the former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook, and a sister of the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg; prior to working at Facebook, she was a panelist on Forbes on Fox. As of May 2014, she is founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and editor-in-chief (EIC) of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website.
Ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010, Zuckerberg organized, and was also a correspondent for the ABC News/Facebook Democratic Party and Republican Party U.S. Presidential primaries debates in 2008. She also fulfilled a correspondent role at the CNN/Facebook Inauguration Day Partnership in 2009, the Comcast Facebook Diaries event, and the 2008 Facebook Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Conventions.
Adopting a politically neutral stance, Zuckerberg told the Wall Street Journal that her Facebook journalist team was treated at the DNC "like rock stars." On the evening of November 2, 2010, Zuckerberg worked at a "town hall" assembled by ABC News as part of its television coverage of the U.S. national midterm elections. The seven-hour event was webcast in its entirety, on both Facebook and the ABC website.
In August 2011, Zuckerberg resigned from Facebook and announced her new social media firm, named "Zuckerberg Media". Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for BeachMint, The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Condé Nast and Bravo.
Zuckerberg is the author of Spark Your Career in Advertising and in September 2013, she released her first books with HarperCollins: an adult non-fiction book titled Dot Complicated and a children’s picture book called Dot.
In 2011 Zuckerberg advocated for the abolition of anonymity on the Internet to protect children and young adults from cyber-bullying. Zuckerberg explained how anonymity is protective for perpetrators:
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