Ross Levinsohn, Executive Vice President, Americas, Yahoo!, in discussion at the Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles."
Ross Levinsohn is executive vice president of global media for Yahoo!. He is responsible for all aspects of Yahoo!'s digital media business, including the vision, strategy, partnerships and content creation for Yahoo!â€™s marquee properties globally. He reports to CEO Scott Thompson.
Prior to his current role, Levinsohn was EVP of Yahoo!â€™s Americas region, overseeing North, Central and South American business including advertising sales, partnerships and media.
Levinsohn has long been on the forefront of digital media innovation. He was a co-founder and managing director of Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity-management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies. Levinsohn previously served as the president of News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategy, and acquisitions that helped transformed the company into a leader in digital media.
Levinsohn also held senior-management positions with AltaVista, an early pioneer and leader in search; CBS Sportsline, where he oversaw all content and development for the top-rated sports site; and HBO, where he launched and oversaw a unit developing new programming and revenue streams.
Levinsohn received a bachelorâ€™s degree in communications from American University.
Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's newly appointed CEO, discusses Yahoo's vision for regaining its prominence on the web. Levinsohn will continue to assert Yahoo's business model, because it has a platform "most companies would die to have."