Thomas-Graham Named CNBC Chairman

Feb 7, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Pamela Thomas-Graham, president and CEO of CNBC for 2&frac12 challenging years, has been lifted to chairman and Mark Hoffman, president and general manager of NBC-owned WVIT-TV in Hartford, Conn., is returning to CNBC as president of the NBC-owned cable business news channel. The moves are effective immediately.

Ms. Thomas-Graham, who was a partner in consulting firm McKinsey & Co. before she joined NBC in 1999, will report to Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric and chairman and CEO of NBC Universal.

Mr. Hoffman will report to Ms. Thomas-Graham and to Jeffrey Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group. The veteran station executive started as CNBC executive producer in 1997, during the go-go days of former CNBC chief Bill Bolster. Mr. Hoffman rose to VP, managing editor, VP and managing editor for business development, and then interim president of London-based CNBC Europe from September 2000 through January 2001.