Former “Today” show supervising producer Javier Morgado is joining CNN’s new 4-hour morning show as Senior Broadcast Producer. Morgado, most recently a VP of business development at Latina magazine, spent more than 10 years at NBC News, at Miami’s WTVJ, NBC News in New York and lastly at “Today.” The new as-yet unnamed CNN morning show, which will be broken into 2 two-hour programs, will launch next month. Soledad O’Brien will anchor the 7-9am block while Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin will anchor the 5-7am block. Morgado starts with CNN Monday and will report to show EP Shannon High.
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Former “Today” Show supervising producer Javier Morgado has joined Latina magazine as director of public relations & brand development. Morgado will be responsible for managing the magazine’s relationships with the media and strategic development of its print & online properties. He will report to the magazine’s publisher Lauren Michaels and new editorial director Galina Espinoza, a former senior editor at People.
Morgado left NBC News in December after more than 10 years with the company. He begins his new role August 1.
The ceremony and reception, at The Lighthouse on Manhattan’s west side, was attended by about 120 friends and family.
Some of the tvnewsers in attendance, Robach’s “Today” show colleagues Meredith Vieira, and Ann Curry, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer, who Twitpic’d the night away, Alison Stewart and husband MSNBC VP Bill Wolff. Robach’s former MSNBC anchor Randy Meier flew in for the ceremony, while her “Today” co-anchor Lester Holt was already in Vancouver for the Olympics. Also, “Today” show senior producer Don Nash, publicist Megan Kopf and former supervising producer Javier Morgado attended.
Shue’s sister, actress Elisabeth Shue was also in attendance.
Robach and Shue met last Spring and got engaged in September.
Among the MSNBC/NBC News staffers taking a buyout from the company is 10-year NBC veteran Javier Morgado. Morgado told staffers late last week he would be leaving the #1 morning show. He’s been supervising producer of “Today” for three years and before that was a senior editor at the NBC News assignment desk. Morgado joined NBC in 1999 at Miami station WTVJ. Morgado’s last day at “Today” is Dec. 18.
The McCormick Fellowship selects minority news media executives as part of the Media Management Center at Northwestern University. This year 29 people applied, eight were selected and two, Johns and Morgado, come from network broadcast journalism.
90 media executives have completed the one-year program since its founding in 1998.