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NBC Affiliates Exec Damiano to Retire

May 23, 2007  •  Post A Comment

John Damiano, who has been executive VP of affiliate relations for NBC since 1995, is retiring next week from the network with which he has worked for 38 years.
The network would not name a successor when it announced Mr. Damiano’s decision, but the announcement is expected soon.
Mr. Damiano was fresh out of college when he joined NBC in 1969 as a station information analyst. Since then he has held a number of affiliate services and research positions. He was research VP before taking over the affiliate relations department.
“Thanks to John, NBC has the strongest and best affiliate group in the industry,” NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker said in Wednesday’s announcement. “He’s been a terrific executive who has left his mark on the company throughout his nearly 40-year career. He’ll certainly be missed by us at NBCU and by all our affiliate partners around the country.”
Jay Ireland, president of NBC Universal Television stations and network operations, said, “John has been a key leader at NBCU and a driving force in establishing the strong relationships we enjoy with our affiliates. More importantly, he’s an all-around good guy, who is well respected by his staff, colleagues and business associates. We’d like to thank him for his many contributions over the years and wish him the very best of luck with his retirement.”
(Editor: Horowitz)

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