Wednesday we told you NBC News renewed the contract of its controversial president Noah Oppenheim, and he looks poised to succeed chairman Andy Lack despite weathering a slew of #MeToo scandals at the TV network, according to The NY Post.

Oppenheim — who has lately been blasted by Ronan Farrow for refusing to publish his explosive story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct while allegations against “Today” show host Matt Lauer were brewing — saw his contract renewed in recent months by the top brass at NBCUniversal, sources told The Post.

Specifics of Oppenheim’s renewal couldn’t be learned, but a source said such contracts are typically renewed for several years at a time. The 40-year-old exec is expected to succeed Lack, who is widely expected to retire after the 2020 presidential election, the source noted.

and despite a new contract, several NBC News staffers this week expressed outrage that Oppenheim and his wife Allison have been benefiting from NBC’s on-air promotion of apparently lucrative side projects on which Today show star Savannah Guthrie has been collaborating with the boss’ wife.

NBC declined to comment.

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