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More Out At NBC’s DC Bureau

popkin_12-11.JPGSince the news of NBC’s layoffs at the DC bureau last Friday, more big names exiting the bureau are emerging this week.

NBC News reporter and senior investigative producer Jim Popkin (pictured) is taking a buyout, after nearly 14 years with the network. Popkin helped create the NBC News Investigative Unit after 9/11, and the unit has won four national Emmys, among other awards.

FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin reports today that DC deputy bureau chief Brady Daniels and NBC News are “parting ways,” and earlier this week that Today show senior producer in DC Susan LaSalla is taking a buyout.

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Whitaker To Washington

Whitaker_7.28.jpgFirst on TVNewser: Insiders tell TVNewser that NBC News senior VP Mark Whitaker will be named chief of the network’s Washington bureau perhaps as early as today.

The bureau chief position has been vacant since the death of Tim Russert June 13. Whitaker joined NBC News in May of 2007 from WashingtonPost-Newsweek Interactive, the digital division of the Washington Post Company where he was VP and editor-in-chief of new ventures. Before that, he was editor of Newsweek.

As the #2 to NBC News president Steve Capus, Whitaker was charged with oversight of NBC’s daily editorial and newsgathering efforts worldwide.

> Update: Confirmed. Assumes duties immediately. “Position Includes Executive Oversight of ‘Meet the Press’ and Network Election and Political Coverage.” Press release is after the jump…

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