Sources: McSlarrow Getting New Operational Post at Comcast/NBCU
Top D.C. exec will move out of Washington
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/23/2012 2:11:23 PM
No word on just what that will be, but multiple sources confirmed Comcast/NBCU was prepping the announcement of a new post for McSlarrow.
McSlarrow told B&C/Multichannel News in fall 2010 that he had told NCTA from the outset he wanted eventually to get into the operations side of the communications business. Looks like Comcast/NBCU has taken the next step in grooming him for bigger things at the company.
According to sources, executive VP David Cohen will be assuming most of McSlarrow's public policy role for now, with former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker, senior VP of NBCU government affairs, reporting to Cohen.
His name had been raised as a possible FCC chair under a Romney administration, but a source close to McSlarrow nixed that speculation last week, with an exclamation point likely coming with Tuesday's expected announcement.
McSlarrow has been president, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Washington, overseeing public policy and business operations there.
He joined the company in April 2011 from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, where he had been president since March 2005.
McSlarrow knows all about overseeing large budgets and staffs. He previously served as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, which boasted more than 100,000 employees and a budget of $23 billion, according to his Comcast bio.
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