Dave Cassaro

NBCU Ad Sales Picture Crystallizes

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.

NBC Vet Gambelli Steps Down

Veteran NBC sales executive Marianne Gambelli announced this afternoon that she is leaving the company, effective immediately.

NBCU’s Burke: We’d Love to Be Average

Steve Burke on Wednesday echoed a familiar refrain, telling investors that NBC has “a long way to go” before it truly can be said to have regained its standing with its broadcast network rivals.

Mandala Out at NBCUniversal

Steve Mandala is no longer with NBCUniversal as of April 6, multiple sources told Adweek today. The high-ranking exec oversaw sales teams for NBCU's 14-network cable portfolio, including USA, Syfy and Bravo.

NBCU Cable Clinches Record Upfront Haul

There are a few stray deals to wrap before a final 2011-12 tally may be formulated, but for all intents and purposes, the upfront marketplace is closed for business.