Nicolina O’Rorke, NBC Sports Group
Nicolina O’Rorke’s title at NBC Sports Regional Networks is chief financial officer.
But her job responsibilities go far beyond a traditional CFO role. O’Rorke, who joined NBC Sports Group from NBC News in 2015, has taken a strategic role that has put her at the forefront of the biggest deals that have come out of the group, which operates nine regional sports networks.
O’Rorke has been involved in every big decision that has happened at NBC Sports’ RSNs. Over the past year, that has included renewing rights deals with local teams (she’s been in just about every meeting with the White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks for NBC Sports Chicago). It also has included finding the money and resources to help her group launch an app, dubbed MyTeams.
Her role has become more akin to a business development or corporate strategy executive.
“Nicolina is involved in every major aspect of our RSN business,” said David Preschlack, president of NBC Sports Regional Networks. “This speaks volumes of her expertise and range as an executive. During her tenure with the RSNs, she has proven to be a major contributor to our successes.” — John Ourand