Burke has been the CEO of NBCUniversal since 2011 after Comcast purchased the pay TV network.
NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke is expected to step down in 2020 after nearly a decade leading the media giant, according to Variety.
Jeff Shell, chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment, is expected to succeed Burke following his departure next year. Shell stepped into his current role in January after a shakeup at the company and was tasked with oversight of NBCUniversal’s international division and Telemundo.
Burke has been CEO of NBCUniversal since January 2011 after the telecommunications giant Comcast purchased the pay TV network. The executive joined Comcast in 1998 and had previously served as Chief Operating Officer at the company.
Prior to Comcast, Burke was the president of ABC at The Walt Disney Company, which he joined in 1986. In 1992, he moved to Euro Disney SA as president and chief operating officers.
Burke played an important role in the revival of the NBC broadcast network and expansion of operations from film and TV to theme parks and international operations.