Mark Lazarus was named Chairman, NBC Sports Group in May 2011 and oversees the NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of multiplatform assets.
The NBC Sports Group consists of an impressive portfolio of broadcast, cable, regional and digital sports assets, and was formed upon the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture that merged the assets of NBCUniversal and Comcast. The newly-formed NBC Sports Group now consists of NBC Sports, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Network, 11 Comcast SportsNets (regional sports networks) and their respective digital assets.
As the leader of NBC Sports Group, Mark manages partnerships with many of the most prestigious properties in sports, including the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, USGA, PGA of America, Notre Dame, Churchill Downs and many more. Mark was integral in NBCUniversal’s recent acquisition of media rights to four Olympic Games (2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020) and its new 10-year agreement with the NHL.
Prior to being named Chairman, Mark was responsible for all NBC Sports Group cable assets as President, NBC Sports Cable Group. He served as president of Media and Marketing for CSE prior to his roles at the NBC Sports Group and led the agency’s sports and entertainment Media and Marketing divisions.
Mark was president of Turner Entertainment Group prior to joining CSE. In this capacity, he oversaw all aspects of Turner Entertainment Networks, which included TBS, Turner Network Television (TNT), Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and truTV, as well as The Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media unit, which includes Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Studios, Adult Swim and Boomerang.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mark is on the Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and serves on the board of directors for the East Lake Foundation, the PATH Foundation and Compass Diversified Holdings.