June 4, 2004
* Former NBC Entertainment President Scott Sassa, 45, was named CEO of networking website Friendster Inc. * Helen Murphy, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the newly private Warner Music Group, is departing the company with about nine months left on her employment contract.
May 23, 2002 |
General Electric Co.'s NBC expanded the role of Entertainment President Jeff Zucker, who has improved the network's ratings since taking over programming in December 2000. NBC announced Wednesday that Zucker would take on responsibilities over syndication and studio production now handled by West Coast President Scott Sassa. Sassa's new role has yet to be determined, but NBC executives said he will be working on strategic initiatives.
May 22, 2002 |
NBC is expected to announce this week a new role for Scott Sassa, president of NBC West Coast since May 1999. Sassa, whose future has been the subject of speculation for more than a year, will focus on strategic and business development initiatives, working directly for NBC Chairman and Chief Executive Robert C. "Bob" Wright, according to sources close to the company. NBC declined to comment.
February 5, 2002 |
NBC Entertainment's top West Coast executive, Scott Sassa, is negotiating to leave the network, according to NBC sources. Although neither NBC nor Sassa would comment on his plans, NBC's West Coast president reportedly will step down in June, after the network announces its fall lineup of shows. Sassa has overseen the network's prime-time shows for three years, with Jeff Zucker, NBC's entertainment chief, reporting to him.
January 18, 1999 |
The new entertainment presidents at the NBC and Fox networks have much in common. Both are 39 years old, cut their teeth at cable TV channels and assumed their positions in the last few months after a relatively successful predecessor was abruptly ousted. They expressed different visions of the future, however, in separate sessions addressing a group of television critics assembled for a semiannual gathering in Pasadena.
January 15, 1999 |
NBC wants less sex on its airwaves and fewer programs set in New York City, the home of one of its greatest hits, "Seinfeld," the network's new entertainment president, Scott Sassa, said Thursday. Sassa, speaking to TV critics in Pasadena, said he also wants to see more traditional families and greater ethnic diversity featured in NBC shows.