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Beth Roberts Named COO, UCP & EVP, NBCU Cable Entertainment, Cable Studios

NBCUniversal announced on Wednesday that Beth Roberts has been named chief operating officer, Universal Cable Productions, and executive vice president, business affairs, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Roberts will report directly to Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment.

Roberts will assume operational responsibilities for the strategic and financial growth of Universal Cable Productions, as well as oversee the business affairs for USA Network, Syfy, E! Entertainment, G4, Sleuth, Chiller, Universal HD, UCP and E! production studios.

"As a business affairs executive, Beth has always struck a perfect balance between strategic vision and fiscal discipline," said Hammer in a statement. "That's exactly what we need to take UCP to the next level, so Beth's new role is an ideal expansion of her responsibilities."

Robert was previously the executive vice president, business affairs, cable entertainment and UCP.