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Comcast taps Johnathan Rodgers to replace Decker Anstrom on board

September 22, 2011 |  2:38 pm

Cable giant Comcast Corp. has added television programming veteran Johnathan Rodgers to its board of directors to replace Decker Anstrom, who has resigned.

Rodgers is no stranger to Comcast. From 2004 until this July he was president and chief executive of TV One, a cable network catering to black viewers in which Comcast owns a minority stake.

Despite Rodgers' long relationship with Comcast, the company said it had decided that he would be classified as an independent member of its board. Prior to TV One, Rodgers had a long stint at Discovery and before that spent many years at CBS.

Anstrom had served on Comcast's board for just over 10 years. He was a cable veteran who used to head the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., the industry's lobbyist in Washington. He also has served as president of Landmark Communications, which owned the Weather Channel before selling it to NBCUniversal and a group of private equity firms. Comcast now owns NBCUniversal.

-- Joe Flint