NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua Expands Role

Five months after being named NBC Sports Group President, Pete Bevacqua has expanded his role to include oversight of the entire NBC Sports Group portfolio, the company said Thursday.

Bevacqua, who had been managing programming, marketing, digital, golf and the NBC Sports Regional Networks, will now add the NBC Olympics, as well as production and operations to his list of responsibilities, according to NBC. 

Bevacqua will continue to report to NBC broadcast, cable, sports and news chairman Mark Lazarus, who 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.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.