The news comes after an investigation into online culture sparked by allegations that she and the former NBC entertainment president promoted a toxic workplace.
The main executor of the script, Meredith Ar, is in NBC after an investigation into allegations that she and former NBC entertainment president Paul Telegi raised a toxic culture on the web. The request arose from a Hollywood reporter report on allegations of homophobic, misogynistic and racist behavior, especially within the real division of the network.
Sources say the investigator interviewed more than 60 current and former employees of the network and found that the behavior of both Telegdy and Ahr did not meet the standards expected by the company, especially from its senior executives. Ar̵
This investigation was separate from a broader assessment of the culture commissioned by NBCUniversal Streaming and TV President Mark Lazarus, which also concluded. It is not clear what this investigation may reveal; the next step will be to inform the new management of the company’s television operations. NBCUniversal recently undertook a major restructuring in which Lifestyle Networks President Francis Berwick was promoted to a leading business position, leading NBC, USA and Syfy, among other networks, and former Warner Bros. Susan Rovner was hired to oversee the contents. Rovner, which officially launches on October 5, is expected to install its own team of department heads. Carts, who was pushed out in August, will not be replaced as head of NBC.
Like THR reported on July 31, several current and former NBC insiders claim that Ahr often incited Telegdy in his alleged mockery of others, although she sometimes crossed the road and stopped him with a look or a murmur. But a former NBC CEO says Ahr can cut employees to tears, and several current and former CEOs and insiders – individually and spontaneously – describe a culture of “sneaky girls” in the unwritten unit.
The former America is looking for talent Judge Gabrielle Union has recently settled her dispute with NBC, but she says that – among other behaviors she condemns – Ahr staff members say her hair is “too wild” and should be “softened”. that she said hinted that her hair was “too black.” (Ahr is not mentioned in the complaint of Union, which cites Universal TV; Simon Cowell and his production company Syco Entertainment; and Fremantle Productions).
At a time when Telegdy was running the unwritten division of the network, acquaintances said Ahr was becoming more influential. The daughter of a Palm Beach doctor, Ahr began her career at NBC in 2001 as a page in New York, and her rise at NBC was meteoric. She was soon appointed to the office of then-NBCUniversal President Bob Wright. In 2004, she moved to Los Angeles as part of the NBC Fellowship Program and was eventually assigned another powerful mentor: Ron Meyer, then President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios. Meyer, who became NBCUni’s vice president in 2013, left the company on August 18 after revealing an affair and an alleged blackmail attempt.
By 2016, Ahr had risen to become president of the newly established Universal Television Alternative Studios. Until then, a former insider told THR, Telegdy “did nothing without consulting [her]and it really is the more punitive of the two. “
NBC came out during their term The voice and EIGHT (Although sources note that Telegdy’s predecessor as head of the unwritten, Craig Plestis, found the formats for both). Telegdy and Ahr made both shows into hits and later came up with them Ellen’s gameplay and Titan Games. Ahr has headed the undescribed division since 2018 and has worked with a number of leading producers, including Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lopez (The world of dance) and Ellen DeGeneres, among others. She was also in charge of overseeing the initial syndicated broadcasts, including Access to Hollywood and The Kelly Clarkson Show.
A major round of layoffs is expected to come soon as part of NBCU’s restructuring. NBC is becoming the latest line network to be placed under the authority of a broader CEO as the television industry tries to position itself for the streaming era and seems to cut costs amid a new coronavirus pandemic. The reshuffle is expected to lead to millions in cost savings, with layoffs among programming, marketing and planning departments being removed in an effort to create a more unified and lighter company.