Stephen B. Burke
Chief Executive Officer
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Steve Burke is Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. He oversees the company’s valuable portfolio of news, sports, and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Burke assumed this role in January 2011, upon the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture merging the assets of NBC Universal with Comcast’s programming assets. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Corporation, where he was a driving force in its growth from a cable industry leader to one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services.
Burke joined Comcast in 1998 as President of Comcast Cable. During his tenure, Comcast became the largest cable company, largest residential Internet service provider, and third-largest phone company in America, along with launching a wireless business. Burke also led Comcast to leadership in multiplatform video entertainment distribution, including the company’s industry-changing video-on-demand platform and online video offerings. He has been praised for leading the highly successful integration of AT&T Broadband with Comcast.
Prior to Comcast, Burke served with The Walt Disney Company as President of ABC Broadcasting. Burke joined The Walt Disney Company in January 1986, where he helped to develop and found The Disney Stores. In 1992, he moved to Euro Disney S.A., where, as President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped to lead a comprehensive restructuring effort.
Burke serves on the board of directors of NBCUniversal, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which was rated as the No. 1 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2009 and 2010.
Burke is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colgate University and earned an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and five children.