NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack is said to be facing a potential ouster due to scandals and issues involving a number of the network’s on-air personalities.
Page Six reported on Monday that “Comcast chiefs have been seeking a replacement for Lack, 71, who is on the ropes after the downfall of his once close-friend Matt Lauer, the Brian Williams wreckage and allegations against legendary anchor Tom Brokaw.”
It also noted, based on insider reports, that he is under scrutiny for giving former Fox News host Megyn Kelly a $20 million-per-year contract, as her network presence and ratings are on the soft side.
An NBC spokesperson reportedly called the assertions “absurd.”
Lack previously worked for NBC News in the 1990s and 2000s and returned in April of 2015.
He now oversees business and editorial matters for both the broadcast and digital platforms of NBC News and MSNBC.