Lack Is Back at NBC

March 6, 2015 10:27 PM

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Lack Is Back at NBC

BU trustee Andrew Lack will retake the helm of NBC News in April, returning to an operation he led from 1993 to 2001. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced in a memo to staff on Friday that Lack (CFA’68) will be chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. “Andy’s experience and familiarity with our company, and specifically the news division, will be critical to our growth and future success,” Burke wrote. Lack replaces Pat Fili-Krushel, who will take on a new role at the company.

Lack’s first challenge at NBC will be deciding the fate of Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who was suspended without pay for six months after acknowledging last month that he had repeatedly exaggerated the danger he faced while reporting from Iraq in 2003. Williams and Lack are said to be close ...

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