Bonnie Hammer Announces Key Execs at NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment Group
Bonnie Hammer Announces Key Execs at NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment GroupA littel more than a month after her oversight at NBCUniversal was broadened to include the entire entertainment cable portfolio, Cable Entertainment Group chairman Bonnie Hammer announced Monday expanded responsibilities for four top executives.
NBCU Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios' Catherine Dunleavy follows Hammer in expanding her jurisdiction to the renamed Cable Entertainment Group, where she'll retain the title of executive vp and chief financial officer. Like Hammer's, Dunleavy's scope expands to now cover nets Bravo, Oxygen and Telemundo.
Business affairs veteran Beth Roberts will now serve as executive vp of business operations at the group, developing new strategies for business deals across the expanded cable portfolio. The legal affairs department will now report to her in the newly created position. (Roberts also retains her COO title at Universal Cable Productions.)
Former human resources senior vp Cheryl Rosenbloom has been upped to executive vp, human resources and diversity outreach.
Communications executive vice president Cory Shields retains his title with the expanded jurisdiction, overseeing communications, press strategies and social initiatives across the Cable Entertainment Group portfolio.
The lieutenant appointments mark the latest transitions in NBCUniversal's cable kingdom since CEO Steve Burke expanded Hammer's reach last month. She's moved into the authority of chairman Lauren Zalaznick, who will now focus on the brand's digital initiatives.