The NBC Sports Group has filled its ad sales chief role with Dan Lovinger after Seth Winter stepped down last month.
NBC is used to dominating broadcast ratings on Sunday nights, but it usually only happens during football season. The network's Sunday fortunes routinely dry up once Sunday Night Football signs off for the year.
Just three weeks after reorganizing its ad sales staff under five direct reports to Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal has begun laying off staffers. At the time of the original announcement, NBCU said in no uncertain terms that no one in the sales organization would be leaving the company; that said, a source chose to characterize today’s layoffs as “unforeseen.”
It’s an overcast February morning, and Linda Yaccarino’s day begins with a decidedly nontraditional repast of spaghetti and meatballs, a dish she cooks up at the request of the Today show’s resident oenophiles, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
Nearly two months after Linda Yaccarino became the head of advertising sales at NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks units, the org chart is coming into focus.