FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESIDENT PETE BEVACQUA ASSUMES OVERSIGHT OF ENTIRE SPORTS DIVISION
NBC Olympics, Production, Operations, Among Others, Added to Bevacqua’s Portfolio
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 21, 2019 – NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua will now oversee the entire NBC Sports Group portfolio, adding NBC Olympics, Production, and Operations, among others, to his areas of responsibility, effective immediately. Bevacqua, who joined the Company as President, NBC Sports Group, in September 2018, had been managing Programming, Marketing, Digital, Golf and the NBC Sports Regional Networks. He continues to report to Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News, and will remain based in Stamford, Conn.
The move comes as Lazarus recently added oversight of NBCUniversal’s East Coast-based content businesses, including NBC News Group, CNBC and the Cable Entertainment portfolio, in addition to NBC Sports Group, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and NBC Affiliate Relations.
“Pete’s impact to NBC Sports and to our Company in general has been significant and immediate,” said Lazarus. “He is a proven leader in the sports industry, and complements our talented team.”
“Since joining the organization last year, it has become readily apparent why NBC Sports is the gold standard in sports media,” said Bevacqua. “I’m excited to keep working closely with Mark and this great team to provide continuity and growth to this exceptional business.”
Bevacqua joined NBC Sports Group from the PGA of America, where he served as CEO from 2012-2018. Previously, Bevacqua served as Global Head of Golf at Creative Artists Agency (CAA Sports); Chief Business Officer for the USGA; and Managing Director of the U.S. Open Championship.
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