Steve Burke
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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.


  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Comcast Corporation
  • NBCUniversal


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

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  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Steve Burke on Comcast's Surprise Sky Bid, Fox-Disney Deal

Steve Burke on Comcast's Surprise Sky Bid, Fox-Disney Deal

Comcast's flirtation with buying 21st Century Fox helped inspire the media conglomerate's surprise bid for Sky, Steve Burke told a Wall Street-heavy crowd on Wednesday.Burke, who serves as executive VP of Comcast and president and CEO of NBCUniversal, acknowledged that the company had been in the hunt for the bulk of Fox's film and television assets before ultimately losing out to Disney."They chose to go a different direction and we said win some, lose some," Burke said at the Morgan...


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