Executives Shift Responsibilities in NBCU ReorganizationWachtel, McCumber, Berwick Gain Different Roles, as Programmer Also Changes Game Plan for Esquire Network 9/09/2013 3:16 PM Eastern
In a reorganization in NBCUniversal's executive suite, Jeff Wachtel, Frances Berwick and Chris McCumber have new roles, while Jason Klarman is out as Oxygen president. The personnel changes came on the same day that the programmer unveiled that Style, not G4, will be rebranded into Equire Network, which is slated to launch later this month.
NBCUniversal Cable Group Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer outlined the changes in an internal memo Monday. Under the management restructuring, Jeff Wachtel, who had been co-president of USA Network, will assume the new role of president and chief content officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment, where he will work with the presidents and development teams at each network.
For her part, Bravo Media president Frances Berwick is adding oversight of Oxygen, where she will replace Jason Klarman who will leave the company after serving as its president since 2010, an NBCU spokesperson confirmed. Berwick, though, will relinquish her oversight role as president of Style Media.