Mark Lazarus
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Chairman, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Lazarus’ oversight expanded significantly at the start of 2019, after he was promoted and charged with leading NBCUniversal’s wide-ranging content operations on the East Coast, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and the company’s entertainment and lifestyle group. He is now heading up the cable operations previously under the purview of Bonnie Hammer, who has since been elevated to chair of the digital and direct-to-consumer division. Under Lazarus’ watch, NBC Sports Group boosted ratings, leading the network in 2018 to become the most watched in primetime for the first time since 2002. Before joining NBCU, he served as the head of media and marketing at CSE and was president of Turner Entertainment between 2003 and 2008 and Turner Sports from 1999 to 2003. 


  • Turner (DEFUNCT)
  • NBCUniversal
  • CSE


  • Vanderbilt University (TN, USA)

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

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

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...


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