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May 10, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC News is expected to name Deborah Turness, a prominent British TV journalist, to be its next president. Currently editor of Britain's ITV News, Turness will take the position that was previously held by Steve Capus, who resigned from NBC News in March. The Los Angeles Times last month was first to report that Turness was a leading candidate for the post. NBC News is declining comment on Turness and insiders there say no official announcement is expected Friday or Monday, which is when the network will unveil its new prime-time schedule to advertisers.
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September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake and Joe Flint
At NBC's “Today,” orange is the new black. On Thursday, Deborah Turness, the new president of NBC News, and Don Nash, executive producer of "Today," previewed the morning program's redesigned set, which will be officially unveiled to viewers Monday. The open-plan set, which took 30 days to construct, is the first redesign for the show in seven years and was in the works before Turness was named to replace Steve Capus as president. Highlights of the “hipster New York City apartment,” as Nash described the environs, include a 360-degree rotating floor, a souped-up touch-screen weather map, and energy-efficient LED lighting.
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April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's hunt for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well. The position of NBC News president has been open since last month when Steve Capus departed after almost eight years in the job. Among the more interesting names to surface as a successor to Capus is Deborah Turness, the news editor for Britain's ITV Network. People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Turness is the latest executive to emerge as a potential Capus successor.
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May 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before going out to vote for next mayor of Los Angeles. The Skinny: It's election day here so do your civic duty and remember to take nothing for granted. Tuesday's stories include a new president at NBC News, Seth MacFarlane says no -- again -- to hosting the Oscars, and "The X Factor" has locked in its new judges. Daily Dose: Now that the upfronts are done, the big TV production companies have rolled out the red carpet for top television executives from around the globe who come here every May for a shopping spree.
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May 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before going out to vote for next mayor of Los Angeles. The Skinny: It's election day here so do your civic duty and remember to take nothing for granted. Tuesday's stories include a new president at NBC News, Seth MacFarlane says no -- again -- to hosting the Oscars, and "The X Factor" has locked in its new judges. Daily Dose: Now that the upfronts are done, the big TV production companies have rolled out the red carpet for top television executives from around the globe who come here every May for a shopping spree.
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June 22, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before looking for a new trainer. The Skinny: I'm happy to report that Season 2 of Showtime's underrated "Episodes" is solid. Friday's headlines include previews of the weekend box office, troubles at NBC News go beyond "Today" and the Supreme Court passes on a chance to gut the Federal Communications Commission's ability to police the airwaves. Daily Dose: Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" may have been a flop at the box office, but television still has faith.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake and Joe Flint
At NBC's “Today,” orange is the new black. On Thursday, Deborah Turness, the new president of NBC News, and Don Nash, executive producer of "Today," previewed the morning program's redesigned set, which will be officially unveiled to viewers Monday. The open-plan set, which took 30 days to construct, is the first redesign for the show in seven years and was in the works before Turness was named to replace Steve Capus as president. Highlights of the “hipster New York City apartment,” as Nash described the environs, include a 360-degree rotating floor, a souped-up touch-screen weather map, and energy-efficient LED lighting.
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May 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC News has tapped British television journalist Deborah Turness as its next president. Turness, currently editor of Britain's ITV News, is taking over the position previously held by Steve Capus, who resigned from NBC News in March. She will report to Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, which includes not just the broadcast operation but cable channels CNBC and MSNBC. The hiring of someone not only outside of NBC News but also outside the country to replace Capus was a surprise to media insiders.
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May 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Deborah Turness, who on Monday was named president of NBC News, will make the rounds at the unit Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with other top network executives as well as key producers and talent. It will probably be the first of many visits for Turness before she officially take the reins of NBC News on Aug. 5. The almost three-month wait for Turness to start was part of the network's agreement with her current employer -- Britain's ITV News. Turness, who is editor of ITV News, will help choose her successor there before relocating to New York.
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January 24, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
As the highest-rated and most controversial anchor on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann never failed to get people talking. But when the "Countdown" host abruptly parted ways with the network Friday, neither side was willing to say much at all. During his on-air farewell speech, Olbermann simply explained that he'd "been told" that this would be his final "Countdown," implying that MSNBC had fired him, before wishing his fans "good night and good luck....
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May 21, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Deborah Turness, who on Monday was named president of NBC News, will make the rounds at the unit Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with other top network executives as well as key producers and talent. It will probably be the first of many visits for Turness before she officially take the reins of NBC News on Aug. 5. The almost three-month wait for Turness to start was part of the network's agreement with her current employer -- Britain's ITV News. Turness, who is editor of ITV News, will help choose her successor there before relocating to New York.
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May 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC News has tapped British television journalist Deborah Turness as its next president. Turness, currently editor of Britain's ITV News, is taking over the position previously held by Steve Capus, who resigned from NBC News in March. She will report to Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, which includes not just the broadcast operation but cable channels CNBC and MSNBC. The hiring of someone not only outside of NBC News but also outside the country to replace Capus was a surprise to media insiders.
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May 10, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC News is expected to name Deborah Turness, a prominent British TV journalist, to be its next president. Currently editor of Britain's ITV News, Turness will take the position that was previously held by Steve Capus, who resigned from NBC News in March. The Los Angeles Times last month was first to report that Turness was a leading candidate for the post. NBC News is declining comment on Turness and insiders there say no official announcement is expected Friday or Monday, which is when the network will unveil its new prime-time schedule to advertisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's hunt for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well. The position of NBC News president has been open since last month when Steve Capus departed after almost eight years in the job. Among the more interesting names to surface as a successor to Capus is Deborah Turness, the news editor for Britain's ITV Network. People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Turness is the latest executive to emerge as a potential Capus successor.
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February 1, 2013 | By Meredith Blake and Meg James
NBC News President Steve Capus announced Friday that he would be resigning from his position after nearly eight years on the job and 20 years at the network. "It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction," he wrote in a lengthy internal memo effusive with praise for his colleagues. "Side by side, we have documented the historic, the unforgettable, and the exquisitely ordinary. " Capus, who served as a longtime producer for news anchor Brian Williams before being appointed president by Jeff Zucker in 2005, did not cite a specific reason for his departure.
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June 22, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before looking for a new trainer. The Skinny: I'm happy to report that Season 2 of Showtime's underrated "Episodes" is solid. Friday's headlines include previews of the weekend box office, troubles at NBC News go beyond "Today" and the Supreme Court passes on a chance to gut the Federal Communications Commission's ability to police the airwaves. Daily Dose: Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" may have been a flop at the box office, but television still has faith.
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November 15, 2011 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
NBC's newest correspondent fits the profile of a lot of other network news hires — bright, articulate and educated at America's best colleges. She's also unlike other network news hires — having lived for eight years in the White House and done little to veil her suspicion of the media. So it was with more than a little carping and some outright disdain that professional journalists and other Washington observers greeted Chelsea Clinton's ascension to a prime-time television perch.
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October 31, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Brian Williams will be moonlighting Mondays this fall, but at least he won't have a long commute to his second job. Just a few steps, in fact. On Monday, NBC will premiere the live newsmagazine "Rock Center With Brian Williams," with the anchor of the No. 1-rated "NBC Nightly News" serving as host. Viewers might find the setting familiar: Both programs will originate from different corners of the same space, Studio 3B in the network's Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York. Long-struggling NBC is angling to make "Rock Center" the first successful launch of a prime-time broadcast newsmagazine in 20 years.
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November 15, 2011 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
NBC's newest correspondent fits the profile of a lot of other network news hires — bright, articulate and educated at America's best colleges. She's also unlike other network news hires — having lived for eight years in the White House and done little to veil her suspicion of the media. So it was with more than a little carping and some outright disdain that professional journalists and other Washington observers greeted Chelsea Clinton's ascension to a prime-time television perch.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Brian Williams will be moonlighting Mondays this fall, but at least he won't have a long commute to his second job. Just a few steps, in fact. On Monday, NBC will premiere the live newsmagazine "Rock Center With Brian Williams," with the anchor of the No. 1-rated "NBC Nightly News" serving as host. Viewers might find the setting familiar: Both programs will originate from different corners of the same space, Studio 3B in the network's Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York. Long-struggling NBC is angling to make "Rock Center" the first successful launch of a prime-time broadcast newsmagazine in 20 years.
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