Under the new leadership structure, Washington bureau chief Ken Strickland and “Meet the Press” executive producer Rob Yarin will both report to Wallace. Wallace has also been formally named Turness’ deputy.
“This is a pivotal role as we focus our efforts on being number one on every platform and on transforming our premium TV brands into premium digital properties,” Turness wrote in a memo to NBC staffers. “Alex is uniquely placed to unlock the multi-platform future of ‘Nightly News,’ and to make ‘Meet the Press’ a 7 days-a-week source for politics and beltway buzz.”
Turness is on the lookout for a general manager at the SVP level for the “Today” show, a person who will be tasked with driving “greater cooperation between all parts of the brand.”
The executive changes come as part of Turness’ plan to “future-proof the entire organization,” which she called “a Herculean task for the leadership team.” Turness is also planning broader collaboration between the television and digital production teams. “Together, we will win on all platforms,” she writes.
The full memo from Turness, as well as a chart of the new NBC News leadership structure, is after the jump. Read more