Gaspin To Step Down From NBCU

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Jeff Gaspin will step down as head of NBC Universal's TV group following the completion of the deal for Comcast to take over NBCU.
Gaspin confirmed his exit, which has been speculated in recent days, in a memo to staff Monday afternoon obtained by B&C.Gaspin wrote to the staff saying he would be leaving "a short time after the merger." He is the second top-ranking NBCU exec to announce he'll be leaving once the merger goes through, following his current boss and NBCU topper Jeff Zucker  NBCU's chief communications exec Allison Gollust also is leaving. Gaspin said he's had "many good conversations" about his role with the organization going forward with Comcast Corp. COO Steve Burke, who will run the new NBCU. But ultimately the execs did not agree on an arrangement that worked for them both. Additional decisions about executive structure are being hammered out, but Comcast officials declined to say when they would make their plans known. IPrior to his current post, Gaspin was President & COO, NBC Universal Television Group since July 2007. He was also involved in NBC Universal's early efforts to create Hulu.com, according to his company bio.Before his run at NBC, where his various roles included running Bravo, Gaspin made a splash as head of programming at VH1, where he created "Behind the Music."
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