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NBCU’s Zalaznick exits after 12 years

NBCUniversal’s executive VP Lauren Zalaznick is leaving the company after 12 years.

Zalaznick, who has held a number of roles at NBCU but is primarily credited with building the Bravo brand, earlier this year lost her programming responsibilities in a restructure that saw Bonnie Hammer take control of the Comcast-owned company’s cable TV nets.

Since then, she has been working on digital initiatives and reports claim she is likely to take a job in the digital sector. She first joined the group when General Electric acquired Vivendi Universal acquired it back in 2004 to form NBCU. She went on to run a number of cable channels, most notably Bravo.

She will now exit, according to an internal email from NBCU CEO Steve Burke cited by US news outlets, though she will remain as a digital media consultant.