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Brian Williams Signs New Deal With NBC (TVNewser)
NBC’s Brian Williams, who just celebrated 10 years as anchor of NBC Nightly News, has signed a new long-term deal with the network. THR Saying that he has “renewed his commitment” to the network’s news division, NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a staff memo that he will continue to serve as anchor and managing editor of the nightly broadcast “for years to come.” LA Times Though Williams will acknowledge only that it’s a long-term deal, insiders at the network say it will keep him at the helm of NBC Nightly News for at least five more years. He didn’t disclose his financial compensation, but it’s said to be more than $10 million a year. CNNMoney He is presently the longest-serving nightly news anchor, competing every weeknight against David Muir, who just took over ABC’s World News three months ago, and Scott Pelley, who became the anchor of the CBS Evening News three years ago. NYT The news ratings have been more competitive over the last year. This past summer, ABC’s newscast edged ahead of NBC for a number of weeks among the viewers most sought by news advertisers, those from the ages of 25 to 54. Williams continues to win virtually every week among total viewers, averaging more than 9 million a night, the program’s best total in almost a decade. In recent weeks he has also moved ahead again among the 25-54 group.

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Politico Pro To Debut In February

This morning Politico announced plans to launch their subscription-based news service, Politico Pro, in February.  According to an official press release, Politico Pro will offer users “high-impact, high-velocity reporting on the politics of energy, technology, and health care reform.”  The new reporting venture will be fueled by the work of 40 journalists, much like the original Politico staff was organized during its inception in January 2007.

Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei believes this new project will provide subscribers with the no-nonsense content they are looking for:

“Political and policy professionals want someone to cut through the clutter, tell them what really matters and tell them first.  We have a proven track record for doing just that – and Politico Pro will build on it.”

Politico Pro editor-in-chief Tim Grieve has just begun to fill out his team, however some key positions are already in place.

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