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Turness Appoints Two at NBC News

Deborah Turness, (left) the new president of NBC News, has added two to her executive team.

Ali Zelenko has been named Senior Vice President of NBC News Communications. Zelenko, who joins from TIME, will be the chief spokesperson for NBC News and have oversight of the media relations strategy for all of NBC News. Kathy Kelly-Brown, the SVP of Communications for the NBCUniversal News Group had been overseeing the NBC News media relations team since the departure of Lauren Kapp in April, 2012.

Zelenko, who in the past headed up PR in CNN’s Washington bureau, starts Sept. 25.

Also joining NBC News, Nicolina O’Rorke who will be CFO for the news division. O’Rorke was previously CFO for MSNBC and NBC Newsgathering.

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