NBCU Cable Hit With Significant Layoffs

Amid a restructuring, another round of layoffs are set to impact NBCUniversal’s E!, Bravo, Oxygen, USA and Syfy networks Thursday, a source familiar with the situation tells Variety, not long after the E! network laid off around 20-25 staff in August.

Olmstead, Cheeks Promoted In NBCU Reorg

NBCUniversal is firming up its executive ranks after longtime executive Jeff Wachtel’s departure for an international position. Dawn Olmstead and George Cheeks have been promoted to co-presidents of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios, reporting to NBCU Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer. Additionally, Bill McGoldrick has been upped from EVP of scripted content to president of scripted content at NBCU Cable Entertainment. He will now report to Hammer.