New York -- Scott Sassa, the former boy wonder of Turner
Inc., was named president of NBC Entertainment last week,
replacing Warren Littlefield.
Sassa, who most recently was president of NBC's
owned-and-operated TV-station group, is being groomed to replace Don Ohlmeyer, president
of NBC's West Coast division, whose contract expires in January 2000.
Sassa is a veteran of Turner's entertainment division,
where he helped to launch about a half-dozen new cable channels in the 1980s, including
Turner Network Television and Cartoon Network.