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Former MSNBC Boss to WNYC/Public Radio

Mark Effron, who for four years was MSNBC’s VP of daytime programming, is heading to WNYC and Public Radio International to be the Executive Producer of ‘The Takeaway,’ the national morning drive news program. After leaving MSNBC in 2006, Effron was president and COO of Titan TV.

The Takeaway, is hosted by one-time NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host John Hockenberry. It is a co-production of Public Radio International and WNYC Radio, in editorial collaboration with The BBC World Service, The New York Times, and WGBH Boston Radio.

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Tom Brokaw Appointed to Pres. Commission on White House Fellowships

brokaw_6-17.jpgNBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw was appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships today.

The group will meet this week in D.C. to select the 2009-2010 class of White House Fellows.

“These leaders are diverse, non-partisan, and committed to mentoring our next generation of public servants,” said Pres. Obama in the release.

Others on the commission include former ABC/NBC anchor John Hockenberry, Gen. Wesley Clark and former Sen. Tom Daschle.