Dianne Festa‘s role as director of NBC News has been expanded, NBC News President Steve Capus announced in a memo to staffers Monday.

Festa is currently the editorial liaison to NBC’s affiliates. In her new role, she will take on the task of growing the international presence of both NBC News and MSNBC. She will work closely with the newsgathering teams for both NBC’s domestic and international operations.

Before assuming her current position in 1995, Festa was the Moscow bureau chief and the acting Amman bureau chief at NBC. She began her career as an assignment editor in NBC’s London bureau.

Read the memo from Capus after the jump.

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