Managing sales and content distribution for a company as large as NBCUniversal is no easy feat. In 2020-2021, the NBCUniversal group is approaching a heavy deal renewal cycle, not to mention the ongoing Peacock distribution talks. If anyone’s up to the challenge, it’s Balagot. Over the last several years she’s negotiated more than $1 billion in distribution terms and spearheaded Peacock’s carriage through its national launch. She also championed the creation of NBCU’s “The More You Know” PSAs fighting racism and xenophobia against Asian-Americans.