EXCLUSIVE: Susan Rovner has praised her colleagues and acknowledged the powerful choice to go away after NBCUniversal’s newest restructure was unveiled.
Rovner, Chairman, Leisure Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming, despatched a word to friends and employees (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 mentioned 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 collection equivalent to NBC’s Evening Courtroom and Peacock’s Poker Face, in addition to the continued success of Bravo collection equivalent to Vanderpump Guidelines and Under Deck.
On the Peacock entrance, she highlighted collection equivalent to Mrs. Davis, The Traitors, Bupkis, Based mostly On A True Story, Love Island, which just lately moved from CBS/Paramount, Final Women Journey and documentaries equivalent 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 mentioned.
On the NBC aspect, she pointed to Evening Courtroom, Quantum Leap and long-running collection 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 really by no means been a content material staff stronger, extra passionate or extra proficient!,” she mentioned. “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 needed to succeed in out personally and thank each one among you.
Deciding to go away this firm was extraordinarily troublesome – 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 most effective companion – however on the finish of the day, I imagine 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 easy transition, however needed to take this second to acknowledge all of you and applaud the wonderful issues this staff has completed in our comparatively quick time collectively.
There isn’t a 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 exhibits 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 recreation 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 just lately “4th of July” that proceed to outline the community as a vacation spot. This staff 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 exhibits like “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” and all of our beloved “Housewives,” that you just all maintain recent, related and amazingly compelling 12 months after 12 months; and our syndication studios proceed to do unimaginable work with exhibits like “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Access” which have change into a part of the material of individuals’s every single day lives.