December 12, 2013 |
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance of Brian Burke's arrival on Sept. 5 as the team's new president of hockey operations. It took Burke a little more than three months to make the call and he dismissed the team's general manager, Feaster, and assistant GM John Weisbrod on Thursday morning.
December 11, 2013 |
Los Angeles-based Aecom Technology Corp. has appointed Michael S. Burke, who joined the company in 2005, as chief executive. Burke, 50, will succeed John M. Dionisio, 65, who has been nominated to be executive chairman of the company's board of directors. "I'm delighted and honored to have the opportunity to lead the 45,000 architects and engineers in our company," Burke said in a telephone interview. "We've had a great period of growth over the past eight years. " Burke was appointed chief financial officer in 2006 and president in 2011.
October 24, 2013 |
Doris Burke, a versatile commentator for ESPN, has signed a multiyear contract extension, according to the sports cable network. As part of the new deal, Burke will join the Wednesday edition of "Kia NBA Countdown," ESPN's NBA pre-game show, with analyst Jalen Rose and newcomer Avery Johnson. She will make her "Countdown" debut on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. PT. Burke will continue to serve as both an analyst and a reporter for NBA games on ABC and ESPN, including the NBA Finals. She will also keep her role as a lead men's college basketball and women's college basketball game analyst, a role that includes the Women's Final Four.
October 4, 2013 |
Another high-ranking NBCUniversal executive is leaving. This time it is Telemundo President Emilio Romano who is exiting after just two years in the top position at the Spanish-language network. For Romano, the handwriting has been on the wall for awhile. NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke had hired two former high-ranking Univision executives who had been Romano's industry competitors. Joe Uva, who previously served as chief executive of Univision, was hired as chairman of NBCUniversal's Latino initiatives and content.
September 11, 2013 |
As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until he made the team. "It was a pretty impressive feat," said his younger brother, Dan Shell, a Fox Sports executive. FALL MOVIE SNEAKS 2013: Films, videos and photos Jeff Shell has again nabbed a high-profile assignment.
September 11, 2013 |
NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said Comcast Corp. inherited a media company that was an industry laggard in key financial measures, particularly at the NBC broadcast network. The NBC broadcast network earns $500 million to $1 billion less each year than industry leaders CBS, ABC and Fox Broadcasting, Burke said Wednesday morning at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills. Burke's comments shed light on Comcast Corp.'s investment strategy when it acquired controlling interest in NBCUniversal more than two years ago from longtime media owner General Electric Co. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Comcast executives have long believed that they could run NBCUniversal much better than GE's management team did. The early results suggest that Comcast was right.