Last week, THR reported that NBC Nightly News EP Alex Wallace would return to the front office. NBC announced today that Wallace will also have expanded duties: “Wallace’s responsibilities will include overseeing ‘Nightly News,’ news production, staffing, and in partnership with NBC News VP David Verdi, newsgathering. At the same time, Bob Epstein takes the top job at Nightly news.
Says NBC News president Steve Capus in the release, “Alex has been one of my closest advisors for years and will bring to the front office a great depth of knowledge, respect and her trademark dedication, at time when our industry needs such true leadership. She leaves Nightly News in the capable, steady hands of a true professional. Bob Epstein and I worked closely on the launch of MSNBC and through the years together on countless big assignments. He’s the right person to lead Nightly’s next chapter of success.”