Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke to be new CEO at NBC Universal, replacing ZuckerBy AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Comcast COO Burke takes top spot at NBC Universal
PHILADELPHIA — Comcast and General Electric say that Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke will become CEO of NBC Universal later this year when Comcast takes control of the broadcaster.
The two companies said Sunday that Burke will work with outgoing NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker during the transition. Zucker said last week that he would be stepping down after the change in control.
Comcast and GE said there would be no other announcements about structure or personnel until timing for the deal’s completion is certain.
The 52-year-old Burke first joined Comcast in 1998 as president of Comcast Cable. He also has been president of ABC Broadcasting and president and chief operating officer of Euro Disney SA.
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