NBCU Executive Shakeup Continues, USA Network, Syfy President Chris McCumber Departs

As part of the continuing executive shuffle at NBCUniversal, longtime NBCU cable network veteran Chris McCumber is departing.

McCumber -- who is president, entertainment networks of USA Network and Syfy -- is departing after nearly 20 years.

Oversight of USA Network and Syfy is now being put under Susan Rovner, who will move from WarnerMedia.

Rovner will now head up entertainment programming of NBCUniversal, overseeing programming at NBC and premium streaming platform Peacock, as well as all basic cable networks including USA, Syfy, Bravo Oxygen and E!

Rovner will work alongside Frances Berwick, who was promoted to overseeing all "entertainment business" decisions including scheduling, research, marketing and acquisitions for NBC and cable TV networks.

At USA Network, McCumber oversaw shows such as "Mr. Robot," "Suits," "White Collar," "Monk," "Psych," "Chrisley Knows Best" and "The Sinner."



McCumber joined USA Network in 2001 as senior vice president of on-air promotion, moving up to become senior vice president of marketing and brand strategy, and then executive vice president of marketing, digital and brand strategy in 2008. He became co-president of USA Network in 2011 and president of USA Network in 2013, adding Syfy oversight in 2016.

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