Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, announced today that David Krone will join the company as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, effective January 2, 2008. He will report to David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation, and will be primarily located in Philadelphia.
"David brings extensive experience and great understanding and insight of the cable distribution and network businesses, sports marketing, and how government, industry, and other influential forces interact," said Cohen. "With Joe Waz, Kerry Knott, and their teams, we have a premiere public affairs, government affairs, and public policy operation, and adding David to this extraordinary team makes us even stronger."
"I'm honored to be joining such a terrific company and management team," said Krone. "Comcast is experiencing phenomenal growth and I look forward to contributing to its success."
Joe Waz and Kerry Knott welcomed Krone to the Comcast team. "It's great to have David on board to help us take advantage of his broad experience in the cable industry including his government affairs, public affairs, public policy, and business experience."
Krone stepped down from the National Cable & Television Association (NCTA) on October 1 after more than five years of distinguished service and leadership as its Executive Vice President. Before the NCTA, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing with the YES Network (Yankees Entertainment and Sports) where he was responsible for developing the initial branding campaign for its launch in March 2002. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Communications and Marketing of GlobalCenter, Inc., the Internet services subsidiary of Global Crossing Ltd, and Executive Vice President of Government Relations at AT&T Broadband and TCI.
Krone is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 12.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.