[UPDATE: Changes Headline 8:20 AM, 9/17/10]
Comcast is preparing to put a new regime in place at NBC Universal sometime this fall, before it closes on purchasing the media company, reports Claire Atkinson at the New York Post.
Former Showtime executive Robert Greenblatt will run the NBC network, the story says. Greenblatt formerly was executive vice president of primetime at Fox and helped develop Showtime hits such as "Dexter," the story says.
Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal’s chief executive, will be spending his last 100 days at the company and will leave after the deal closes, the article adds.
Bonnie Hammer and Lauren Zalaznick will stay at NBC Universal and split responsibility for cable entertainment.
NBC News President Steve Capus may be stepping up to a bigger job, perhaps including oversight for CNBC, the story says.
NBC Olympics chief Dick Ebersol will remain to help with Comcast’s Olympic goals, and Comcast’s current top programming executive, Jeff Shell, is being offered a position under Ebersol, the story adds.
The story does not say whether Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, whose current responsibilities include oversight of the NBC network as well as the NBCU entertainment cable properties, will stay with the company.
Aktinson’s story is based on sources and not official NBCU or Comcast comments.