Andrew Lack takes command of NBC's troubled news operation

March 6, 2015 2:36 PM

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NBCUniversal formally announced Friday that Lack is returning to the company in the role he had from 1993 to 2001, albeit with a new title -- chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. When he gets back to his old office in Rockefeller Center, he'll be greeted with a welcome basket full of problems that include handling the future of his close friend "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.

The 67-year-old Lack most recently led the agency that oversees the federal government’s international TV and radio operations -- a job he held for all of six weeks. He succeeds Pat Fili-Krushel, who remains with the company in a new role. Lack starts in April and will report to NBCUniversal Chief ...

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