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Steve Capus, Mark Hoffman to Remain in Place Once Comcast Completes NBC Universal Acquisition

Comcast has officially announced the senior leadership team for the new company that will be formed when it completes its acquisition of NBC Universal.

For the news divisions the changes appear to be minimal, with both NBC News president Steve Capus and CNBC president Mark Hoffman remaining in place, reporting to incoming CEO Steve Burke.

The fact that Capus did not receive oversight of CNBC is somewhat surprising, although sources at the financial network say that Hoffman was not keen on having to report to Capus, and the strong performance of the channel ($723 million in operating revenue, according to SNL Kagan), led Comcast execs to do what they could to keep him around.

The only top level execs to depart once the deal closes will be CEO Jeff Zucker, NBC Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin, communications and PR chief Allison Gollust and NBC sales and marketing boss Mike Pilot.

At the moment the deal is in the hands of the FCC and DOJ, who both have to sign off on it before it becomes official. It is expected that it will be approved–with conditions–by the end of the year, although the timeline could slip into early 2011.

Burke announced the changes in a memo to staffers this morning. That memo is after the jump.

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Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host

This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, “Today,” “Morning Joe,” and “Squawk Box” to advertisers, media buyers and the press.

Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. “Morning Joe”‘s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist shared the stage with “Today”‘s Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb as well as “Squawk Box”‘s Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla.

The hosts revealed when they got up in the morning, with most waking up between 3-4:30 AM. The outliers were Vieira, who says she gets up at 2:30 AM and Scarborough, who said he usually wakes up around 5:30 AM, an impressive feat given that his show starts at 6.

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