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NBC To Combine West Coast Ops In New “Green” Facility

The LATimesMeg James and Matea Gold report that NBC is saying so long to beautiful downtown Burbank and moving to Universal City. (via ICN)

The new “green” facility, with its high-definition news headquarters, is scheduled to house NBC News’ West Coast operations and the local news staffs of KNBC and Telemundo’s KVEA-TV. NBC Universal expects to move into the new center in 2011.

“I think this is a real pronouncement of a serious commitment on the company’s part to news and information going forward,” said Steve Capus, president of NBC News, adding that the new Universal City headquarters would give his division a “central nervous system.”

The Times piece mentions NBC News’ East Coast operations are also undergoing a transformation. NBC is set to unveil its new combined NBC/MSNBC operations today at 30 Rock. More on that tomorrow…

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