A respected NBCUniversal executive has been promoted to chief operating officer of Universal Cable Productions, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.
The exec is Beth Roberts, who will report to Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios unit. Roberts will oversee the financial and strategic growth of Universal Cable Productions as well as managing the business affairs for the cable channels controlled by Hammer, the story says.
"As a business affairs executive, Beth has always struck a perfect balance between strategic vision and fiscal discipline," Hammer said in a statement. Roberts previously served as executive vice president of business affairs for NBCUniversal’s cable portfolio.