Turness Email to the NBC News Staff

Since the BriWi Lie broke, staffers inside NBC have told FTVLive that they have been left in the dark.

Some said they were "really pissed", others said they were "scared" as to what might happen. But, all of them said that no one was talking and it was "more than frustrating" for the staff.

Today, NBC News President Deborah Turness finally addressed the situation in a memo to the staff. Unfortunately, the email did not shed much light and was really just a couple of paragraphs of blah, blah, blah.

Here is the email:


This has been a difficult few days for all of us at NBC News. 

Yesterday, Brian and I spoke to the Nightly News team. And this morning at the Editorial Exchange, we both addressed the wider group. Brian apologized once again, and specifically expressed how sorry he is for the impact this has had on all of you and on this proud organization.

As you would expect, we have a team dedicated to gathering the facts to help us make sense of all that has transpired. We’re working on what the best next steps are – and when we have something to communicate we will of course share it with you.

Since joining NBC News, I’ve seen great strength and resilience. We are a close-knit family, and your response this week has made that even clearer. 

As a relentless news agenda marches on, thank you again for continuing to do what we do best – bring the most important stories of the day to our audience.