NBC chief Steve Burke stepping down
Steve Burke is set to leave NBC Universal after more than 20 years with Comcast, according to reports.
Variety reported that Burke will be replaced by another Comcast veteran, Jeff Shell, who will take office sometime in August 2020. The move comes almost a year after a shake-up in NBC’s executive ranks.
Burke, 60, said, “it is primarily about setting ourselves up for OTT and giving [Shell and Lazarus] more responsibility.” Previously, Burke was at The Walt Disney Co., where he oversaw Euro Disney and served as president of ABC Broadcasting.
However, more details were not made available as representatives from NBC declined to comment.