NBCUniversal’s George Cheeks Poised to Join ViacomCBS as Successor to Joe Ianniello

George Cheeks, vice chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, has stepped down after nearly eight years with the company and is poised to join ViacomCBS as a successor to Joe Ianniello as the head of CBS’ operations within the newly merged company, sources familiar with the situation tell Variety.

The surprise move on the CBS side of the ViacomCBS ledger comes as the company is preparing for the first of several rounds of layoffs that are expected to be implemented as part of the post-merger cost saving campaign. More internal restructuring and streamlining efforts among mid-level executives is expected to be unveiled as soon as Wednesday.
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