NBCU Taps Valari Dobson Staab as Chairman of Local, DTC Service Planned for NBC RSNs
NBCUniversal has tapped Valari Dobson Staab to be chairman of NBCUniversal Local, a division that includes the NBC owned-and-operated local stations, the Telemundo-owned stations, and the NBC regional sports networks. Staab has overseen NBC’s local stations since 2011, and Telemundo’s stations since 2013. She reports to Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming. The […]
“We Will Not Ignore It”: How NBC Plans to Manage the Tokyo Olympics Amid a Pandemic
In its marketing push for the Tokyo Olympics, NBC is promoting it as the first post-COVID global event, the beginning of a return to something closer to a pre-pandemic normal. But that does not mean the pandemic will be absent from the company’s coverage. Rather, executives say they are hoping to strike a balance in […]
NBCUniversal TV and Streaming Unit Eyes Restructuring for Digital Age
Comcast-owned NBCUniversal's recently launched NBCUniversal Television and Streaming unit, which combined TV and streaming businesses under Mark Lazarus, is working on a restructuring set to be unveiled soon.
Top NBCUniversal Exec Outlines Plans to “Prevent Discrimination and Harassment”
In a companywide memo, NBCUniversal TV and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus commits to expanding protections for employees on programs from third-party producers.
NBC Sports Chairman Urges NHL Players to Shave Playoff Beards
"Let's get their faces out there. Let's talk about how young and attractive they are. What model citizens they are. [Hockey players] truly are one of a kind among professional athletes," Mark Lazarus told the Chicago Tribune.