Steve Burke
NBC
United States
2018

NBCUniversal

Steve
Burke

CEO

The NBCUniversal CEO has been Brian Roberts’ top lieutenant in expanding Comcast’s reach in the content business. NBCU has seen its film, TV and theme-park divisions blossom under Burke’s leadership and Comcast’s ownership, although he has been under pressure from the #MeToo scandals involving NBC News and former “Today” anchor Matt Lauer. Comcast has clearly signaled its interest in content by its aggressive pursuit of the 21st Century Fox acquisition that landed at Disney and the $3.8 billion deal struck in 2016 for DreamWorks Animation. Burke led NBCU investments in digital-content powerhouses BuzzFeed, Vox and other digital startups. The well-regarded manager came to Comcast in 1998 after 12 years at Disney and ABC.

Career

  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Comcast Corporation
  • NBCUniversal

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Colgate University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
Interested in org charts, contact info and more for Steve Burke

News from Variety

Steve Burke on NBCU's Streaming Plans, Fate of Hulu Stake and Winnowing His Direct Reports (EXCLUSIVE)

Steve Burke on NBCU's Streaming Plans, Fate of Hulu Stake and Winnowing His Direct Reports (EXCLUSIVE)

Steve Burke tackled two important goals with Monday’s announcement of NBCUniversal’s plan to launch an advertising-supported streaming service in 2020.The CEO of NBCUniversal knew the company needed a strategy to compete in the OTT arena, and he knew the time had come to winnow his direct reports. The unveiling of the streaming service coincided with a restructuring of NBCU’s top executive ranks that reduces Burke’s direct reports from 20 to 12.Longtime cable chief Bonnie Hammer becomes chairman of direct-to-consumer and...

MORE NEWS

Want more information on Steve Burke?

Sign up for a free trial to view Steve's contact info, company details, production deals, & more