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Ted Harbert Departs NBCUniversal, Mark Lazarus Expands Role in Executive Shuffle

15 September 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Longtime television executive Ted Harbert is leaving NBCUniversal. With his departure, several top executives — most notably NBC Sports chief Mark Lazarus — are seeing their roles within the company expand.

In a memo to staff Thursday announcing Harbert’s departure, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke also revealed that Lazarus has been named chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports. In addition, George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy will assume responsibility for NBC’s first-run syndication business. Jeff Bader, NBC Entertainment research and scheduling chief, will take oversight of the Broadcast Research Group, headed by Alan Wurtzel. Cheeks, Telegdy, and Bader are all part of NBC Entertainment, reporting to chairman Bob Greenblatt.

Wurtzel, an NBC veteran since 1999 and also head of standards and practices for the company, will now report to Bader for research and to Lazarus for standards and practices. He had previously reported to Harbert.

In addition, Kevin MacLellan has been named chairman, global distribution and international, adding »

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