NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt is close to hiring a top executive "in an entertainment president capacity under entertainment chairman Greenblatt and may also have oversight of Universal Media Studios," reports Deadline.com.
The executive, according to the report, is 20th Century Fox Television’s EVP Jennifer Nicholson Salke.
Writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline, "Nicholson Salke still has another year or so on her contract at 20th TV, but I hear that the studio’s chairmen Dana Walden, who is a close friend, and Gary Newman are not expected to stand in her way. This past season, Nicholson Salke fielded two projects for the studio that Greenblatt picked up to series for next season: dramas The Playboy Club and Awake. Greenblatt has started to make changes to his executive team, including recently bringing in Sony TV’s Tal Rabinowitz as new head of comedy, with more shuffles expected over the summer when, among other things, Greenblatt’s no-poaching agreement with Showtime expires."
Nickolson Salke has been at 20th for almost a decade, the story adds, also noting that before that she was a development executive at Columbia TriStar TV.