It's likely you won't see NBC News president Deborah Turness and Tom Brokaw hanging out anytime soon.
In a NY Times interview, Turness took a shot at the former regime at 30 Rock, saying, “NBC News hadn’t kept up with the times in all sorts of ways, for maybe 15 years . . . I think the organization had gone to sleep.”
Needless to say Tom Brokaw, former NBC News President Steve Capus and Jeff Zucker were not to happy with her comments.
Word is that Turness said she was sorry for her remarks, even if they may have been true.
Page Six writes that one network insider fumed, “Turness is making enemies. Her ‘asleep’ comment is incredibly disrespectful to many of NBC’s top journalists, especially Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, and her predecessors Steve Capus, Andy Lack, Neal Shapiro and Jeff Zucker.”
The source added, “It’s astonishing that she seems to have discounted 15 years of robust success before she arrived. Even Brian and Matt Lauer, who were forced to heap praise on Turness in the story, are privately concerned about the direction NBC News might take. There is talk of layoffs. This notion she is swooping in from England to save a snoozing news organization is simply wrong.”