Jeff Zucker

Ex-Showtime Exec Tapped to Run NBC Entertainment

Comcast has tapped former Showtime President Bob Greenblatt to run NBC Entertainment as the cable giant continues to reorganize the leadership at the network in advance of its proposed acquisition of NBC Universal from General Electric, Reuters reported.

NBC Chief Jeff Zucker Out Ahead of Comcast Merger

Jeff Zucker, the former producer who rose to become chief of NBC Universal, is leaving the company ahead of its impending merger with cable giant Comcast. Zucker said he made the decision because NBC Universal's new owners "deserve the chance to implement their own vision."

Jeff Zucker Out of NBC? Better Late Than Never

If there's a surprise in today's report that Jeff Zucker has agreed to an exit package that will take him out of his job as chairman of NBC Universal, it's only that someone didn't put an end to his incompetent tenure years ago.

Can Comcast Save the Peacock Network?

During Congressional testimony Thursday, top executives from Comcast and NBC Universal pledged to restore the luster of the beleaguered Peacock Network, which has suffered through low ratings, a dearth of hit shows, and most recently, the Leno-Conan debacle.

Senator Al Franken Rips NBC-Comcast Merger

Led by Senator Al Franken, lawmakers on Thursday clashed with top execs at Comcast and NBC Universal over their claim that the media giants' proposed $30 billion merger would benefit the public. But despite calling for "strong conditions" on the deal, legislators seemed likely to let it pass.

Conan and NBC Settle, Clearing the Way for Jay 3.0

Our long national nightmare is over: Conan O'Brien and NBC are parting ways in peace, if not amity. In a deal first reported in The Wall Street Journal and expected to be announced officially later today, the network will pay the Tonight Show host $32 million to walk away from his show, stay off television for an unknown duration and avoid saying anything disparaging in public about NBC or its executives.

Don't Blame Jay or Conan -- Blame Jeff Zucker!

The sniping among late night comedians has intensified over the last few days, as millionaire entertainers jostle for position in the great Jay Leno - Conan O'Brien conflict. A lot of fingers are pointing at one side or another, but the real blame lies with the NBC executive who started the whole thing.

GE Pays $40M to Bail Out Jeff Zucker

NBC Universal chairman Jeff Zucker is spending $40 million of General Electric's money to get rid of Conan O'Brien. NBC was contractually bound to give O'Brien $40 million if it canceled the show -- but it also buys Zucker a non-disparagement clause from the late-night comic.

Zucker Fails, but Conan Pays

NBC Universal chairman Jeff Zucker failed to anticipate that Jay Leno wouldn't want to take early retirement, or how audiences would turn him off in primetime. Now he's preparing to demote Conan O'Brien, once an indispensable talent, to coddle Leno, whose best days are clearly behind him.

Jay Leno's Fading Fortunes at NBC

Is a deal with Satan the kind of thing you're required to disclose in a proxy statement? If so, I'll be very curious to see the one filed after...