Comcast's Watson Elected NCTA Chair

Dave Watson

Dave Watson

Dave Watson, president of Comcast Cable, has been elected chairman of the board of NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, succeeding Cox president Pat Esser. 

That came at the association's board meeting June 3. 

Also elected were Pat McAdaragh, CEO, Midco, vice chairman; Tom Rutledge, chairman & CEO, Charter, treasurer; Bob Bakish, CEO, ViacomCBS, secretary; and Esser, president, immediate past chairman. 

New to the board is James Kilar, new CEO of WarnerMedia, who is the corporate programming director. He succeeds John Stankey, who ran AT&T's entertainment division before being tapped to succeed AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.