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Jeff Zucker's Comcast/NBC Future May Be In Jeopardy

04/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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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