Leo Hindery, Jr. is an American businessman, author, political activist and philanthropist.
Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity fund. Until 2004, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees.
He headed Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) before it was merged into AT&T Corporation in 1999, when he became CEO of AT&T Broadband. Later, he was briefly interim CEO of GlobalCenter, a dot.com spinoff of Global Crossing. He exited Global Crossing after only seven months and was replaced by then board member and Vice Chairman Thomas Casey. At the time Hindery said, "I have done what I set out to do at Global Crossing -- improve operating management and rationalize operating assets, realize the value of GlobalCenter, and meet or exceed quarterly financial goals.". He was the 3rd CEO of Global Crossing in less than three years.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 2003 through December 2007 was Senate-appointed Vice Chair of the HELP Commission formed by an Act of Congress to improve U.S. foreign assistance. He is a Trustee of The New School University, a Director of the Library of Congress Trust Fund, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, The Paley Center for Media and Teach for America, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a member of the New America Foundation Leadership Council. Hindery has written two books. Hindery now lives in New York City. He also races cars, winning his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche GT3.