Here is the internal memo sent to the staff at NBC News announcing their new President:
I am very pleased to announce that Deborah Turness will be joining us as the new President of NBC News beginning Monday, August 5. She joins Mark Hoffman, Phil Griffin, Jared DiPalma, Elisabeth Sami, Jo O’Brien and Kathy Kelly-Brown on my News Group leadership team. The NBC News team will continue to operate in the current interim structure.
Deborah joins us from ITN-produced ITV News - the United Kingdom’s most-watched commercial TV news programming - where she served as Editor for nine years, responsible for news programming and coverage for the network, its seven bureaus and all its business operations. More details about her background are included in the press release below.
Through our partnership with ITN, I know many of you have had the opportunity to work with Deborah over the years. She has earned a reputation for being a strong leader, innovator, and respected journalist and I look forward to her joining NBC News.
I have scheduled a series of meetings tomorrow and Wednesday to introduce Deborah to the team.
I want to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding work and leadership of the senior team who seamlessly led this organization, never missing a beat, even throughout one of the busiest news cycles in recent memory.