Eck To Head NBC Affil Relations, Net Ops
Eck will continue to report to CEO Jeff Zucker. Ireland--now with GE Asset Management--held the affiliate relations and network operations oversight duties, notably managing relations with some 200 affiliates, before departing.
Last week, NBCU named a replacement for Ireland as head of the company's 10 English-language O&Os. Announcements about who will lead Telemundo's owned-and-operated stations and the Spanish-language network itself are expected soon.
Eck's role overseeing the NBC network operations includes some nuts-and-bolts management of program formats, as well as plans for what would take place on-air in the wake of a news-making event.
"John is a skilled and experienced television executive who has been a key part of our leadership team for more than a decade," Zucker said. Eck has served as Chief Information Office of NBCU for two years.