By Jessica Shambora
I have good news for Amy Poehler fans mourning her departure from NBC's Saturday Night Live, following the birth of son Archie. You may be aware that Poehler is following in Tina Fey's footsteps, developing a new show for the network from the creators of The Office. But you may not know that Poehler recently made her digital series debut as the co-creator and anchor of Smart Girls MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Nov 21, 2008 5:04 PM ET
Another power shift at NBC: Debi Fine, head of iVillage, is moving to the TV side as president of digital strategy. She'll focus on cable and report to Jeff Gaspin, president and COO of the NBC Universal Television Group.
Good move for Fine, who joined NBC after stints at Avon (AVP) and the Limited. She considered leaving the GE-owned (GE) entertainment unit as iVillage has floundered following its 2006 acquisition by MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 21, 2008 4:41 PM ET
Of all the NBC people working on the Olympic Games, there's no one who has more ego and sweat-equity vested than Dick Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Sports & Olympics. When I spent time with him at the Turin Italy Winter Games two years ago, he left his custom-designed office in the International Broadcast Center (IBC) once in 17 days. For three minutes.
He's a notoriously hands-on TV swashbuckler, as I called MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 20, 2008 12:05 PM ET
"My grandfather always gave me $1 for every goal I scored. He gave me $1.50 for every assist. He drilled into me that it's better to give."
-- Brandi Chastain said this at Leading and Learning, General Electric's (GE) confab for its senior women execs and female customers in May. Remember Chastain's game-winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 FIFA World Cup final--memorialized by her bra-exposing celebration? She was a MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 8, 2008 11:25 AM ET
"The key to having success like Shaun is that he has the highest expectations of himself. There are certain guys who reach that level and lose their motivation. They're like, 'Ah, I'm number one. I'm over it.' But when you have the mentality like Shaun, you get to that stage and you're like, 'What's next?' What else can I do? How else can I push this?' It doesn't matter that MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 23, 2008 6:26 PM ET
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