Paley Next Big Thing

YouTube’s Streaming Success Story: A Conversation with CEO Neal Mohan

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Lunch 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Conversation and Q&A 1:00 to 2:00 pm
The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, NYC

As streaming continues to boom, YouTube has proven to be a leader in the industry. Join us for a conversation with Neal Mohan, CEO of YouTube, about how YouTube is excelling—with viewers globally now watching more than 1 billion hours of YouTube content on their TVs every day, reigning as a leader in streaming watch time in the U.S. for the past year, and with YouTube TV surpassing 8 million subscribers and expanding into sports with NFL Sunday Ticket—and how they plan to stay on top.

In Person:
Neal Mohan, CEO , YouTube
Moderator Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent, ABC News 


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Neal Mohan


Mohan Neal

Neal Mohan is Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, which is used by over two billion people across the globe to watch and share video, access information, build community, and shape culture. 

Before his appointment as CEO, Neal served as the company’s Chief Product Officer, where he was responsible for YouTube products, user experience, and trust and safety on all platforms and devices globally. 

Prior to YouTube, he was Senior Vice President of Display and Video Ads at Google. In this role, Neal was responsible for the company’s ad products on YouTube, the Google Display Network, AdSense, AdMob, and DoubleClick, which are used by millions of Google's advertising and media partners around the world. 

Before joining Google, Neal was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Development at DoubleClick where he built the company's strategic plan, rapidly grew the business and helped pioneer the digital media industry. He played a critical role in the sale of DoubleClick to Google, and subsequently led the integration. 

Neal serves on the Board of Directors of 23andMe and Starbucks. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Board of Trustees of The Paley Center for Media, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously Neal has been a member of the Board of Directors of Stitch Fix, the Internet Advertising Bureau and the Mobile Marketing Association. 

Neal earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Rebecca Jarvis

Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent
ABC News

Jarvis Rebecca

Rebecca Jarvis is ABC News chief business, technology & economics correspondent and the host and creator of “The Dropout” podcast, a critically acclaimed, multi-year investigation which chronicles the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Jarvis is also an executive producer of “The Dropout” Hulu series, based on her podcast.

Jarvis’ work can be seen on all ABC News platforms including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

For nearly two decades, Jarvis has covered major U.S. financial events – from the 2007-08 Financial Crisis, to the Bernie Madoff scandal, to the meme stock craze, and the rise (and fall) of cryptocurrency, NFTs and the metaverse.

Jarvis has conducted news-making interviews with a broad range of subjects, including Jim Chanos, Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, Anne Wojcicki, Mary Barra, Vlad Tenev, and Mark Cuban. Jarvis was the first reporter to interview a Facebook executive in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the only reporter to interview United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, in a worldwide exclusive, following the controversy surrounding the airline’s forceful removal of a passenger.

Jarvis’ investigation demonstrating the tracking capabilities of Android cellphones, often unknown to the user, was cited during a House Judiciary Committee Hearing by Chair Bob Goodlatte during the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Jarvis’ podcast “The Dropout” is the recipient of iHeart Radio’s Best Podcast of the Year 2020, the Edward R Murrow, the Frontpage Award for in-depth reporting. It’s been named to dozens of “best of” podcast lists, including: Time Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Apple Podcasts, Time Out, Spotify, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Verge, Elle Magazine, and is one of Disney’s most downloaded podcasts to date.

Jarvis is also the creator and host of the Hulu original “GameStopped,” the first comprehensive feature documentary to chronicle the rollercoaster saga that unfolded when an army of Reddit users seemingly banded together to take on some of Wall Street’s most powerful hedge funds. The special took viewers inside the events leading up to this cultural phenomenon, its unraveling, and comprehensively explained the ramifications for years to come. 

Jarvis’ work has earned her multiple Emmy awards, Edward R Murrows, and a duPont Award for her work covering the Newtown tragedy. The Alliance for Women in Media named her one of the top business journalists in the country with its Women in Numbers Award.

Before joining ABC News, Jarvis was co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” and business and economics correspondent for CBS News. Prior to CBS News, she spent three years at CNBC reporting on market news from the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the New York Mercantile Exchange. She contributed regularly to NBC News including the “Today Show” and “Nightly News.”

Jarvis began her journalism career writing for Crain’s Chicago Business and Business 2.0. She has also worked in investment banking and foreign currency trading.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Jarvis holds a degree in economics and constitutional law. A recipient of the University of Chicago Dean’s Grant, she studied European banking and financial markets and the formation of the European Union at the Université Sciences Po in Paris, France.

Jarvis received national recognition for her work with Colin Powell, empowering children and improving communities. She was also named a National Point of Light, receiving accolades from Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.

Jarvis lives in NYC with her husband and two children.


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