Kelly Campbell, who abruptly stepped down as president of Hulu, was in talks with NBC Universal for the top job in the streaming service Peacock, sources said. Diversity.
Insiders said the role being considered, Campbell will report to NBCU live-to-consumer and international chairman Matt Strauss, who has reported to NBC-Universal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus.
In addition to Campbell, other candidates are being considered for the role of Peacock, according to a source familiar with the situation; The source said there is no official offer on the table at the moment. NBCU is looking to hire someone for Gideon Katz, currently president of NBCU’s direct-to-consumer Peacock Supervision, who told the comcast-owned media company he plans to leave for another chance.
A spokesman for NBCU declined to comment.
Campbell resigned on Monday from Disney-controlled Hulu, where he has served as president since February 2020.
“Four years ago I took up my dream job when I joined Hulu. And it didn’t disappoint. I’ve worked with the best in a value culture filled with the most talented people in the neighborhood, ”Campbell wrote on LinkedIn following internal news of his departure.“ Even though I decided to move from Hulu, I will bleed green forever. ” “What’s next, stay tuned …”
Rebecca Campbell (no affiliate), chairman of Disney’s international operations and direct-to-consumer, is serving as Hulu’s interim head until a replacement is found.
Prior to joining Hulu, Campbell spent 12 years at Google, leading leadership and marketing roles in Google Ads and Google Cloud. He started out as an investment banking analyst for JPMorgan Chase in the finance sector and did an MBA from Harvard Business School.
THR had earlier reported that Kelly Campbell was discussing a senior job at Peacock.