Leadership change at Comcast cable as CEO Smit has new role

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2017 9:32 AM

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(New York) -- Comcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO.

Smit will become vice chairman of Comcast Corp. at the start of next month.

The company says he will work with Watson on the transition for a few months, and then shift to a part time role.

Watson, who has worked at Comcast for more than 25 years, has been chief operating officer of Comcast's cable unit since 2010.

Besides providing cable service, the Philadelphia cable giant also owns the NBCUniversal media conglomerate.

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