Comcast is awaiting regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of NBC Universal. Once it gets the go-ahead from the DOJ and FCC, the cable company will own a majority stake in NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.
In Today’s New York Post, Claire Atkinson reports that Comcast and NBC execs are in the process of finalizing the senior executive ranks of the new company.
According to Atkinson, NBC News president Steve Capus could be in line for a promotion:
At NBC News — where Zucker counts many of his loyalists — sources said NBC News president Steve Capus could be set for a bigger portfolio. He already has oversight of MSNBC, currently run by Phil Griffin, and executives are waiting to find out whether he also gets cash cow CNBC.
CNBC is currently led by Mark Hoffman, who reports directly to NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker. Atkinson reports that Zucker is still expected to leave the company shortly after the deal closes, a report that was disputed when she first wrote about it in June.