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Jeff Zucker confirms exit from NBC Universal

NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker will be stepping down once Comcast takeover is completed.
September 24, 2010

NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker will be stepping down once the Comcast takeover of NBC is completed. Making the announcement internally via email Friday morning, he also conducted an interview with the New York Times in which he elaborated on the situation, saying that Comcast COO Steve Burke ‘made it clear that they wanted to move on at the close of the deal and I was completely comfortable with that.’ Elsewhere in the interview, Zucker says he ‘didn’t want to end up being a guest in my own house.’ The takeover, in which Comcast will purchase 51% of NBCU from its owner, General Electric, is expected to become reality by end of this year, subject to regulatory approval.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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