Comcast will take over the sports reports at the NBC Local Media station in the Bay Area, reports Rich Lieberman Report, and KTVU sports guy Raj Mathai will move to a news reporter role.
Comcast of course has regional sports outlets all over the country; we shall see how the cable giant/soon-to-be broadcaster handles sports in the other nine NBC Local Media markets. (NBC wasn’t available for comment or confirmation on short notice.)
Of course, the Comcast takeover of NBC has not been OK’d yet–it could, presumably, crater. But that hasn’t prevented some major changes over at 30 Rock, most notably the departure of Jeff Zucker and Jeff Gaspin.
Zucker, for what it’s worth, was gracious at the NBC party for the press last night atop 30 Rock, though he was (understandably) tired of answering questions about what he’s up to next. He’s at NBC until the merger gets the green light–as is Gaspin.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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