NBCU Reorganizes Cable, Lays Off Top Executives

Sep 19, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Layoffs are in the works at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where Lifestyle Networks President Frances Berwick is reorganizing the Lifestyle Networks Group.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that top executives from E!, Bravo and Oxygen have been let go.

“In a bid to remain competitive and better position the unit, Berwick has consolidated the group that includes cable brands Bravo, Oxygen and E!, among others,” THR reports. “As part of the changes, Amy Introcaso-Davis — who served as executive vp development and production at E! — has been let go. Additionally, Jerry Leo — who headed program strategy at Bravo and Oxygen — is also leaving.”

The report cites sources estimating  that 5 percent of the Lifestyle Networks Group staff is exiting in connection with the reorganization.

“Introcaso-Davis’ role has been eliminated. Rachel Smith, currently senior vp development at Bravo, has added E! to her purview and been promoted to executive vp,” THR reports. “Rod Aissa, currently executive vp programming and development at Oxygen, adds production duties at E! as well. Leo’s role has been eliminated and his duties merged under Val Boreland.”

The report notes that the moves follow by days the exit of E! President Adam Stotsky, who is not being replaced but whose duties will be assumed by key senior team members.

“Additionally, E! vp unscripted development Betsy Slenzak is moving to Peacock in the same role, and will report to Bill McGoldrick, who oversees programming for NBCU cable brands Syfy and USA Network and who recently added oversight of the company’s upcoming streaming platform,” THR adds.

Frances Berwick (NBCU)

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  1. So, former Esquire (fail) and E President Adam Stotksy saw the writing on the wall before the axe fell?

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