Comcast COO Steve Burke will take over NBCU from outgoing CEO Jeff Zucker as soon as the deal between the two companies is approved. Nikki Finke described Mr. Burke, the son of former ABC president Dan Burke, as “true showbiz royalty by blood” writing yesterday following General Electric and Comcast’s announcment (which, Ms. Read More
Jeff Zucker, the CEO of NBC Universal, announced today that he is leaving the company ahead of Comcast’s takeover at the end of the year. Mr. Zucker has spent his entire professional life working at the network, and he has become the first and biggest casualty of the takeover.
Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, announced this morning in a memo to his staff that Jon Klein, CNN/U.S. president, is leaving the company effective immediately. “Jon has made important contributions to the CNN story,” Mr. Walton wrote. There were no reasons given for his departure.
Mr. Walton also announced a few others changes at Read More
Lagardere CEO Didier Quillot announced today that, after two years of cost-cutting and closures at the hands of Alain Lemarchand whom Mr. Quillot sent from France to shape-up the company’s American arm in 2008, Steve Parr will take over as the CEO of Hachette Filipacchi starting October 1.
Since he took over HFMUS in September Read More
The Daily Beast’s Peter Lauria takes a look today at the executive mix-up that will inevitably follow Comcast’s takeover of NBCU. He’s excited about what will happen to Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick, the two most powerful female executives at the company. According to Mr. Lauria, they’re hungry for power! Maybe one of them will Read More
Ebony and Jet publisher Johnson Publishing announced yesterday that Desirée Rogers, who resigned last February as the President Obama’s social secretary, will be taking over the company as chief executive.
The first African-American to hold the title of social secretary at the White House, Ms. Rogers was also first to bring an MBA, Read More
This morning we wrote about Jack Griffin, who is taking over for Ann Moore as the CEO of Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the world:
In his most recent stint at stint at Meredith, Mr. Griffin doubled the size of Meredith’s magazine business with the acquisition of Gruner + Jahr USA. In Read More
In a stunning move Hearst has taken one of Condé Nast’s big talents, grabbing David Carey to take over the company as president and pushing Cathie Black upstairs into the role of chairman.
It’s only fitting that Forbes magazine should be run by members of the Forbes family, namely CEO Steve Forbes and his brother, COO Tim Forbes. But with the younger Forbes moving away from day-to-day operations, according to Fortune, some fresh blood might be coming to the book.
It’s notable that the company is Read More