Philip Martzolf New NBC Affiliate Relations Head

The Sony Pictures Television executive is chosen to succeed Jean Dietze, who ends her 46-year career at NBCU in January.

NBC today named Philip Martzolf president of NBC Affiliate Relations.

He succeeds Jean Dietze, who has held the position since 2015, capping off a 46-year career at NBCUniversal. This transition will occur in early 2019.

Philip Martzolf

“Our affiliates are a valuable part of the NBC family and in selecting a new president it was important for us to choose someone who truly understood local television,” said Mark Lazarus, chairman, NBC Broadcasting & Sports. “Phil will not only bring that knowledge and experience, but also a fresh perspective to the organization while joining a very strong team already in place.”

Martzolf will join NBCUniversal from Sony Pictures Television, where he is EVP of syndication, managing all sales and marketing for first-run and off-network programming and domestic feature films.

Prior to joining Sony, Martzolf was SVP of syndication for NBCUniversal and was responsible for domestic syndication sales.


He has also held senior positions at Vivendi/Universal Entertainment, MCA Television and Worldvision Entertainment.

Martzolf graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, television and radio.

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