NBCUniversal’s New Leader Steps Into the Spotlight

From a New York Times story by Benjamin Mullin headlined “NBCUniversal’s New Leader, a Hollywood Outsider, Steps Into the Spotlight”:

Mike Cavanagh couldn’t have picked a trickier time to take over NBCUniversal.

Jeff Shell, who oversaw the media company before him, was fired after an investigation into sexual harassment. Linda Yaccarino, who ran the company’s multibillion-dollar ad business, left abruptly this month to become the chief executive of Twitter.

NBCUniversal is losing billions on its streaming service, Peacock, while viewership of its traditional TV networks continues to fade. And Hollywood’s writers are on strike.