Jeff Zucker's future at NBC Universal once Comcast takes control may be in jeopardy.
The New York Post's Peter Lauria reports that Comcast is consulting with ex-NBCU executive Randy Falco over how to integrate Comcast and NBC and, perhaps more importantly, which NBC executives to keep. Lauria notes that Zucker and Falco had a "falling out" after Zucker was named NBCU's CEO.
"Zucker's got to be running for cover now," a source told the Post.
Lauria also notes that, in a regulatory filing last week, "Comcast said that Zucker would 'initially' be the CEO of the new venture, after earlier expressing strong support of him."
Zucker signed a new, 3-year contract with NBC shortly after the Comcast deal was finalized.
Meanwhile, Nikki Finke reports that Comcast insiders tell her "it'll take NBC Universal's soon-to-be-owners 'minutes, not months' to ax Strangelove Zucker after regulators approve the takeover."
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reiterated his support for Zucker last week at an event in Washington, D.C.
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