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NBC News Digital Names Editors For NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com

Now that NBC News Digital has two different news websites to work with, the company is solidifying the leadership at the sites.

NBCNews.com will be led by Gregory Gittrich as VP and executive editor. Gittrich joins NBCNews.com from the NBC Owned Stations group, where he had been VP of digital media. He will report to senior VP and chief digital officer Vivian Schiller.

As for MSNBC.com: regular MSNBC guest and political analyst Richard Wolffe will become VP and executive editor for the site, still slated to launch early next year. He will report jointly to MSNBC president Phil Griffin and Schiller.

Elsewhere: Jennifer Brown has been promoted to VP an executive editor of Today.com. She had been GM of the site. Ryan Osborn has been promoted to VP of digital innovation. Andrew Locke has been upped to VP of mobile and devices, while John Keegan has been named VP of technology strategy.

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NBC News Staffs Up Digital Media Department

NBC News is adding two new staffers to its Digital Media department, chief digital officer Vivian Schiller announced today in a memo.

John Keegan joins NBC as Director of Technology for digital media. Keegan, who previously worked at Fox News, will focus primarily on NBC’s web properties, including theGrio and msnbc.com. The Huffington Post’s Craig Kanalley will join NBC in two weeks as Social Media Editor, where he will oversee the use of social media as a reporting platform.

In addition to the new hires, two NBCers — Ryan Osborn and Bonnie Optekman — are being promoted within the department. Osborn, who currently oversees social media for NBC News, has been promoted to Senior Director of Digital Media. Optekman, currently Vice President of News Technology, will take on the expanded role of overseeing NBC’s connected devices and on-demand delivery as her title changes to Vice President, Emerging Technologies.

Read the full memo from Schiller after the jump. Read more