EBERSOL RETURNS TO NBC SPORTS — AS A “SPECIAL ADVISER”
Just three months after resigning as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, Dick Ebersol is returning to the network as a special adviser, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing several senior NBC executives. How his role will be different from what it was when he was officially running the unit was not spelled out, but the Times article observed that he will be working with two men who were once his underlings and who owe him their positions, Mark Lazarus, the current head of NBC Sports, and Jim Bell, executive producer of the Olympics. The Times noted that Ebersol had resigned following a conflict with Comcast, which now controls NBC. How (or if) that conflict has been resolved was not disclosed.