October 11, 2005 |
Howard Stringer, Sony's chairman and chief executive, issued a statement of support Monday for the head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment after reports surfaced that his contract might not be renewed. Bertelsmann, the German media giant that last year merged its BMG Music with Sony Music to form the nation's second-largest record company, has expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of Andrew Lack, a former NBC television executive who took over Sony Music in 2002, sources confirmed Monday.
February 20, 2003 |
Sony Music Entertainment chief Andrew Lack is developing plans to slash tens of millions of dollars in costs by integrating a variety of record business operations around the world, sources said. Lack's blueprint to restructure Sony Corp.'s music division could result in the loss of more than 1,000 jobs worldwide, the sources said. The plan is coming together barely a month after the ouster of his predecessor, Thomas D. Mottola.
January 11, 2003 |
For NBC, the resignation of President Andrew Lack means not so much the loss of a leader as the end of a power struggle that was beginning to take its toll on the broadcast giant. It was no secret that Lack and his boss, Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Wright, had been in a tug of war over daily control of the General Electric Co. unit.
May 11, 2001 |
Neal Shapiro, executive producer of NBC News' "Dateline NBC," on Thursday was named president of NBC News, effective June 4. He replaces Andrew Lack, who was promoted to NBC President earlier in the week. When Shapiro joined "Dateline NBC" in 1993, the newsmagazine was in terrible shape.
May 9, 2001 |
In a move that establishes a new line of succession at NBC, the network promoted NBC News President Andrew Lack to president and chief operating officer Tuesday, giving the network a second in command for the first time since 1986, when Robert Wright became president. Wright was named chairman and will remain chief executive. The move frees Wright, 58, who also is vice chairman of NBC parent General Electric Co.
April 26, 1996 |
When Andrew Lack, a former CBS News producer, was named president of NBC News three years ago this month, the division's reputation had been badly tarnished by a "Dateline NBC" crew having rigged a fiery truck crash to illustrate a story. Today, not only has the reputation of NBC News been restored, but it is posting record profits ($150 million this year, according to sources).