Zucker’s Exit Doesn’t Surprise NBC Affiliates Chairman

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

NBC affiliates board chairman Brian Lawlor saluted outgoing NBC Universal President/CEO Jeff Zucker for a long and mostly successful run atop the network, and for an exceptionally strong relationship with the affiliates board-and the affiliates body.

Lawlor said Zucker’s attention to affiliate matters was “unprecedented,” and his attendance and engagement at the annual affiliates board meeting was whole-hearted. “We had a really good working relationship with Jeff,” said Lawlor from his Cincinnati base. “He was very involved with affiliate board matters. Our relationship with Jeff was fabulous, and I think we’ll miss that.” More…