Former ABC Daytime Prexy and SOAPnet Creator Pat Fili-Krushel to Head NBCUniversal News Group

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Veteran TV power player Pat Fili-Krushel has been tapped to run the NBCUniversal News Group. NBC-U's chairman, Steve Burke, revealed the news today. Fans of ABC Daytime may recall Fili-Krushnel ran the division from 1993-98, overseeing the development of The View and Port Charles. In 1998, she was promoted to president of ABC Television, a position she held until 2000. During that time, SOAPnet was conceived.