Lack previously served as president of NBC News from 1993 through 2001. “While at NBC, he presided over the News division’s unprecedented rise to number one, led by ‘Today,’ ‘Nightly News,’ ‘Dateline’ and ‘Meet the Press,’” notes Burke in his announcement. He worked as chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment and chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group.
The move bumps current NBCUniversal chairwoman Patricia Fili-Krushel to a “new corporate role” on Burke’s executive team. And NBC News President Deborah Turness will remain in her position, reporting up to Lack.