NBC promotes Solomon to Golf Channel post

NBC Sports Group promoted producer Molly Solomon to serve as executive producer and senior vice president, production and operations, of its Orlando-based Golf Channel unit.

Solomon, who will report to Golf Channel president Mike McCarley, will oversee all production of tournaments, news and original shows. She is the first woman to serve as executive producer for a national sports network, according to NBC.

Solomon, 43, a nine-time Emmy Award winner, serves as NBC’s coordinating producer for the Summer Olympics in London. For the next several months, she will split time between that job and and her new duties with Golf Channel. A Golf Channel spokesman said that Solomon will relocate to Orlando after the Summer Games.

The move marks NBC’s continuing makeover of Golf Channel. McCarley, a former NBC Sports marketing executive, was installed as president in February 2011.

Late last year Golf Channel announced several key personnel moves. Tom Stathakes, senior vice president, production, programming and operations, left the network. Some of his duties were assumed by Tom Knapp, a former Golf Channel executive who returned to the network as senior vice president, programming. Several other management moves also were made at that time.

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