Pete Bevacqua Taking Over As Chair Of NBC Sports
NBC Sports has made PETE BEVACQUA the third Chair in its history, following DICK EBERSOL and MARK LAZARUS, the exec to whom Bevacqua reports. Bevacqua’s promotion, which was announced this morning, comes two years after he joined NBC Sports Group after a stint as CEO of the PGA of America. Bevacqua’s resume during his two-year run at NBC Sports includes renewing NBC’s media rights deal with the PGA Tour and picking up the rights to an NFL Wild Card game for NBC, Telemundo and Peacock this season. Bevacqua also oversaw negotiations to take USGA rights over from Fox Sports, which runs through '26. Earlier this year, Bevacqua signed a deal to make PointsBet NBC Sports’ official sports betting partner. Just last week, Bevacqua centralized NBC Sports’ businesses under Exec VP/Content Strategy DAVID PRESCHLACK. Part of Preschlack’s expanded responsibilities include oversight of NBC Sports, Olympics and golf scheduling, planning and rights management.