[New York Daily News] A secret, steamy relationship between one of NBC’s best-known on-air personalities and a network executive has been put on ice because the duo fear their naughty behavior will be exposed by eavesdropping Russian agents at the Olympics.
Confidenti@l has learned exclusively that the exec, who admits to a 20-year-long, on-and-off-again shagfest turned sexting bonanza, is frustrated the fun will be on hiatus as long as one of them — we won’t say who — is covering the Games.
“Everything is being monitored and any little secrets or fun staffers have is at risk of being exposed,” says a well-placed insider.
NBC’s Olympic staff has been warned in a memo to watch what they email and text during the games, because Russian federal law allows for “the monitoring, retention and analysis of all data that traverses Russian communication networks, including Internet browsing, email messages, telephone calls and fax transmissions.”
An NBC rep said the memo was similar to others the company distributed to employees before the 2008 games in Beijing, where communications with the outside world are closely monitored by the government.
“Standard operating procedure for us in today’s digital world is to remind employees that privacy laws around the world are different, and to act accordingly,” the rep said.
The Sochi Games will be the first headed by former “Today” show honcho Jim Bell since he moved over to NBC Sports.
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Network Executive (may or may not be famous):