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Thread: NBC News Chairman Andy Lack to Step Down.

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    Default NBC News Chairman Andy Lack to Step Down.

    NBC's version:
    NBC News Chairman Andy Lack will step down from his role and transition out of the company by the end of the month, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said Monday, as part of a larger corporate reorganization.

    In a memo to the news organization, Shell wrote that the company's news networks will be organized into a single unit led by Cesar Conde, currently the chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and Telemundo.

    Conde will assume a new position as chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, made up of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News, Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, and Mark Hoffman, chairman of CNBC, will now report to Conde, Shell said.

    NBCUniversal Executives - Season 2015Andy Lack, Chairman, NBC News and MSNBC, NBCUniversal.Heidi Gutman / NBC
    "Cesar is a well-respected, strategic leader who has succeeded in multiple roles at NBCUniversal since joining the company in 2013," Shell said in a statement. "Most recently, Cesar has overseen unprecedented growth at Telemundo, which under his leadership has become the number one Spanish-language network, and through its news division has played a critical role in the expansion of news operations, breaking news coverage and trailblazing political reporting."

    NBCUniversal is the parent company of NBC News.

    In another aspect of the reorganization, Shell said Mark Lazarus will be chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, leading a single division that "closely aligns NBCUniversal's television networks, International Networks and the new Peacock streaming service." The networks include NBC Entertainment, Telemundo, USA, SyFy, Bravo and others.

    Lack will leave NBC News after initially becoming its president in 1993. After subsequent stints at Sony Music Entertainment and Bloomberg, he returned to NBC News in 2015.
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    MSNBC just had its ugliest five day stretch in the network’s quarter-century history. Host Chris Hayes falsely characterized a non-credible allegation against Joe Biden, which led to Biden going on Morning Joe and refuting the whole thing. Even after the Associated Press confirmed that the accuser was fundamentally changing her story, MSBNC still spent the weekend obsessively hammering away at the story as if it were a real scandal. Meanwhile, MSNBC’s audience began loudly rebelling against MSNBC across social media for its journalistic malpractice.

    Now MSNBC chairman Andy Lack is suddenly resigning. NBC is officially saying that this is due to a larger restructuring. But these kinds of “restructuring” moves in the corporate world are often orchestrated as cover for getting rid of a specific executive without making it look like a controversial ouster.

    Given the timing, it’s difficult to imagine that Lack’s abrupt departure is mere coincidence. We’re coming off a week in which large chunks of Chris Hayes’ own audience are calling for his resignation, the names of other MSNBC hosts like Ali Velshi have been trending amid backlash, and MSNBC figures like Andrea Mitchell have been getting severely “ratioed” with negative replies on Twitter.

    It was fairly clear that certain MSNBC hosts felt confident in breathlessly hyping the phony Biden scandal – even as it was completely falling apart – because they felt that it was what the MSNBC bosses wanted them to do. Now that the entire thing has blown up in MSNBC’s face, and its audience is outraged, that “boss” is suddenly resigning. Again, NBC will continue to paint this as being mere coincidence. But let’s see if there’s a shift in on-air tone today at MSNBC, now that the debacle appears to have cost the network’s chairman his job.
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    He was found lacking......

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    NBC News chief Andrew Lack reportedly preyed on young female employees, two of which spoke to Ronan Farrow for "Catch and Kill"

    https://twitter.com/vulture/status/1183231030402146305?s=20
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    Sounds like a great boss.
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    He should go work for fox news, he'd fit right in.
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