As Many Expected, Burke to Replace Zucker Atop NBCU

By Andrew Gauthier 


Comcast Corp. Chief Operating Officer Stephen Burke will succeed Jeff Zucker as chief executive officer of NBC Universal, taking over the effort to revive the television company once Comcast has control.

Burke, 52, will take his new post after Comcast completes its purchase of a majority stake in NBC, Comcast and NBC parent General Electric Co. said yesterday in a statement. Other personnel or structural changes won’t be announced “until the deal closing process and timing is certain,” the companies said.


The challenge for Burke is to boost ratings at NBC More…