Jonathan Knee


Media Program

Adjunct Professor

Finance and Economics

BA, Boston University; MSc, Trinity in Dublin, Ireland; MBA, Stanford; JD, Yale

Joined CBS in 2001

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Jonathan Knee

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Teaching and research interest

Professor Knee is a Senior Managing Director at Evercore Partners. Knee teaches Media Mergers and Acquisitions and co-teaches Strategic Management of Media with Professor Bruce Greenwald. Prior to becoming an investment banker, he was Director of International Affairs at United Airlines and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University. Before joining Evercore in 2003, Knee was a Managing Director and Co-head of Morgan Stanley's Media Group. He was previously Publishing Sector Head in the Communications, Media and Entertainment Group at Goldman Sachs. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and he is the author of The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade that Transformed Wall Street (Oxford: 2006).


Bloomberg LP – More Than the Box?: Spring 2014
Author(s): Jonathan Knee, Miklos Sarvary

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Petersen Publishing (A and B): Fall 2012
Author(s): Jonathan A. Knee

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The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies (2009)
Author(s): Jonathan Knee, Bruce Greenwald, Ava Seave

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Working Papers

Agenda Chasing and Contests Among News Providers (2014)
Author(s): Zsolt Katona, Jonathan Knee, Miklos Sarvary

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