EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Kim Williams, COO of the NFL Network, is finalizing a deal to join CORE Media Group as CFO. Williams is expected to be a key lieutenant for new CORE president Marc Graboff who has been rebuilding the management team since CKx was transformed into CORE in May. She joins recent additions Peter Hurwitz who joined as EVP, General Counsel; Matt Apfel as Chief Digital Officer; Jason Morey as EVP and Worldwide Head of Music for 19 Entertainment; as well as Kay Straky as EVP Human Resources.
As Chief Operating Officer of NFL Network, Williams was responsible for the day-to-day management of the National Football League’s cable television assets. She previously served as SVP & Chief Financial Officer for the NFL, responsible for the League’s overall financial activities including financial reporting and analysis, financial routines and controls, and long-range strategic planning. Before that, she served as SVP & Chief Financial Officer for NBC West Coast where she worked with Graboff.