Pete Bevacqua, who joined NBC Sports in 2018 as its first president in nearly a decade, has been elevated to the top role at the NBCUniversal-owned unit. Bevacqua, the former CEO of the Professional Golf Association, was named chairman of NBC Sports Group, filling a role that was vacated when Mark Lazarus took on a bigger role within the parent company.
NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua has been given oversight of the entire NBC Sports division, effective immediately. Bevacqua will have oversight, among other things, of NBC Olympics, which had been run by Jim Bell, who is now showrunner of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. Bevacqua also gains control of production and operations.