Pete Bevacqua Named Chairman of NBC Sports

  • Variety
Pete Bevacqua Named Chairman of NBC Sports
Pete Bevacqua, who joined NBC Sports in 2018 as its first president in nearly a decade, has been elevated to the top role at the NBCUniversal-owned unit.

Bevacqua, the former CEO of the Professional Golf Association, was named chairman of NBC Sports Group, filling a role that was vacated when Mark Lazarus took on a bigger role within the parent company.

“In his time with NBC Sports, Pete has been exceptional working with our league and organizational partners, as well as in collaboration with other NBCUniversal leaders to strengthen our sports production and overall business in a challenging environment,” said Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement.

During Bevacqua’s time with NBC Sports, the unit has expanded its portfolio of golf rights; moved more directly into sports betting; and worked to position NBC Sports for a consumer base increasingly focused on streaming video on demand.

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