Philly Vs. Stamford

Reynolds, Mike
January 2008
Multichannel News;1/28/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p50
The article reports on Gavin Harvey's decision to resign as president of Versus. Top executives of the network are relocating to parent Comcast's headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by mid-June 2008, from Stamford, Connecticut. Harvey cited personal and professional reasons why he will leave the team. The article highlights Harvey's contributions to the growth of Versus.


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