Bill Bolster Close To Being Named Weather Channel CEO

04/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After a long search, NBC and its partners in ownership of the Weather Channel are close to naming a new chief executive for that cable franchise.

Executives involved in the decision said Wednesday that Bill Bolster, a former chief executive at CNBC, is in negotiations to return to NBC Universal as the top executive at the Weather Channel. The announcement could come within the next week or two, one senior executive said, but cautioned that no deal for Mr. Bolster was in place.

None of the executives involved in the negotiations would comment on the record because the appointment had not been completed.

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