In case you missed it--New NBC News Pres.

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EDitor in NJ Posted - 5/10/2013 2:31:17 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post

(From today's Huffington Post---5/10/13--in case you missed it)

NBC News is planning to make Deborah Turness its new president, multiple outlets reported on Friday.

If announced, Turness, who has run Britain's ITV News since 2004, would become the first female president of a U.S. news network. Former NBC News president Steve Capus stepped down from his role earlier this year amidst rocky times at the news network's cash cow, the "Today" show.

Last month, the Los Angeles Times' Joe Flint reported that NBC News was looking across the pond for its new chief and wrote, "People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness." When Comcast took over NBC Universal, it restructured the network's news properties by grouping NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC into one entity called NBCUniversal News Group, overseen by Fili-Krushel. If announced as NBC News president, Turness would report to Fili-Krushel, the first female chairman of a U.S. news network.



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