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Rick Cotton Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Former top NBCUniversal exec Rick Cotton, currently director of the New York Port Authority, has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to NBC and other outlets.

The announcement was made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said Cotton would be under quarantine and working from home. As head of the Port Authority, Cotton "has been at the airports when many people were coming back with the virus," Cuomo said.

Cotton was formerly general counsel for NBC before exiting in 2013.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19

John Eggerton
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.