EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rovner has praised her colleagues and acknowledged the powerful resolution to go away after NBCUniversal’s newest restructure was unveiled.
Rovner, Chairman, Leisure Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming, despatched a be aware to her group (learn under).
“I know it’s been quite a day, but I wanted to reach out personally and thank every one of you,” she opened.
She lauded Mark Lazarus, who’s now Chairman, NBCUniversal Leisure, and Frances Berwick, who’s now Chairman, NBCUniversal Leisure, and stated that deciding to go away was “extremely difficult”.
“Mark has been a constant advocate for us and a fantastic boss; and I am eternally grateful to Frances for being the best partner – but at the end of the day, I believe this is the right choice both for me personally as well as the future of the business,” she wrote,
Rovner has been behind sequence comparable to NBC’s Evening Courtroom and Peacock’s Poker Face, in addition to the continued success of Bravo sequence comparable to Vanderpump Guidelines and Under Deck.
On the Peacock entrance, she highlighted sequence comparable to Mrs. Davis, The Traitors, Bupkis, Primarily based On A True Story, Love Island, which not too long ago moved from CBS/Paramount, Final Ladies Journey and documentaries comparable to Casey Anthony: The place the Fact Lies in addition to Poker Face.
“There is no question that content across the portfolio is having a true moment right now and that is a testament to all of you. Together, we helped put Peacock on the map with breakout shows,” she stated.
On the NBC facet, she pointed to Evening Courtroom, Quantum Leap and long-running sequence together with the One Chicago franchise, Regulation & Order, America’s Bought Expertise and The Voice. “You kept NBC at the top of its game with one of the strongest lineups on TV,” she added.
There has actually by no means been a content material group stronger, extra passionate or extra gifted!,” she stated. “In the time I’ve been here, you have all become my family and I can’t wait to watch all the shows that are still to come from all of you. I will forever be a fan!”
READ SUSAN ROVNER’S NOTE TO STAFF:
I do know it’s been fairly a day, however I wished to succeed in out personally and thank each one in all you.
Deciding to go away this firm was extraordinarily tough – I deeply love working with all of you; Mark has been a relentless advocate for us and a implausible boss; and I’m eternally grateful to Frances for being the perfect companion – however on the finish of the day, I consider that is the precise alternative each for me personally in addition to the way forward for the enterprise. I’ll be accessible to assist with a clean transition, however wished to take this second to acknowledge all of you and applaud the wonderful issues this group has achieved in our comparatively brief time collectively.
There isn’t any query that content material throughout the portfolio is having a real second proper now and that may be a testomony to all of you. Collectively, we helped put Peacock on the map with breakout reveals like “Poker Face,” “Mrs. Davis,” “The Traitors,” “Bupkis,” “Based On A True Story,” “Love Island,” “Ultimate Girls Trip,” and documentaries like “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies.” You stored NBC on the high of its sport with one of many strongest lineups on TV anchored by the likes of “Night Court,” “Quantum Leap,” One Chicago, Regulation & Order in addition to “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice,” to not point out our unimaginable specials like “Carol Burnett’s 90th,” “Miley’s New Year Eve,” and most not too long ago “4th of July” that proceed to outline the community as a vacation spot. This group has stored our cable networks rising with implausible content material throughout E!, USA and Oxygen, to not point out the cultural behemoth of Bravo with reveals like “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” and all of our beloved “Housewives,” that you simply all maintain contemporary, related and amazingly compelling 12 months after 12 months; and our syndication studios proceed to do unimaginable work with reveals like “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Access” which have turn out to be a part of the material of individuals’s day-after-day lives.
There has actually by no means been a content material group stronger, extra passionate or extra gifted!
Within the time I’ve been right here, you might have all turn out to be my household and I can’t wait to look at all of the reveals which can be nonetheless to return from all of you. I’ll eternally be a fan!
Thanks for every part.