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Comcast COO to Head NBC Universal

Comcast's chief operating officer, Stephen B. Burke, will succeed Jeff Zucker as CEO of NBC Universal.



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Sunday said that Comcast COO Stephen B. Burke will become the top executive at NBC Universal.

The appointment will become effective upon the close of Comcast's purchase of 51% of NBC Universal from GE, the companies said in a news release.

Burke, 52, will succeed Jeff Zucker,

whose planned departure from NBC Universal was reported Friday

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