Confirming a reportMonday in B&C/Multichannel News, Comcast announced
Wednesday that Kyle McSlarrow, who has been president of Comcast/NBCU's D.C.
office, has been named regional VP of the Mountain Division, overseeing cable
systems in Utah and Arizona.
He will report to Steve White, president of the West Division
and be based in Salt Lake City.
"We're delighted Kyle will now be turning all of his
attention to our business operations which has been a goal of his since he came
to Comcast," said David Cohen, executive VP of the company.
McSlarrow said when he left the National Cable and Telecommunications
Association a year and a half ago -- he had been president -- that he was
looking to get into the operations side of the business.
The release did not talk about who Comcast would bring, or
name from within, to replace McSlarrow as head of the Washington office. He had
been heading up both operations and public policy in Washington. According to a
source speaking on background, McSlarrow will not be replaced. The D.C. office
had been reporting to McSlarrow, who had been reporting to executive VP David
Cohen. As B&C/Multi reported initially, Cohen will
oversee the D.C. office.
"Kyle brings a diverse background of public policy,
operational acumen, and deep experience in cable and programming and I'm very
pleased he will be joining my team," said White in a statement. "His operations
experience in D.C., and his multiple years at the National Cable and
Telecommunications Association, will be a great asset to us in the Mountain
Region as we continue to develop and roll out innovative products and services
to our customers."
McSlarrow joined the company in April 2011 from the NCTA,
where he had been president since March 2005.
McSlarrow knows all about overseeing 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.
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.
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