October 3, 2009
BURBANK — A handful of KNBC workers took to the streets Thursday to mark what their union has characterized as an “unhappy anniversary” — six months since their union contract with NBC Universal expired. The master agreement between National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA and NBC Universal expired March 31, leaving about 2,500 NBC Universal employees at the network and its television stations in Burbank, New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago without a contract.
February 7, 2007
BURBANK — NBC Universal named 20-year company veteran Jeff Zucker as president and chief executive officer on Tuesday, unseating longtime executive Bob Wright. The announcement came after a week of chatter both inside and outside the industry that the media behemoth was leaning toward Zucker to usher in a "new era" of company operations, said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. "Obviously they're looking at the ongoing health of the NBC Universal operation and they've encountered some potholes on the road," he said.