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The British are coming! New Head of NBC Division said to be Deborah Turness

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/10/2013 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

If confirmed, Turness will be first woman president of network TV division

Deborah Turness, the head of Britain's ITV News, is expected to become the president of NBC News. According to several people with knowledge of the appointment, the formal announcement could come as soon as this Monday. If appointed, Turness would be the first woman president of a network television news division in the United States.

Deborah Turness is used to competition, given that the BBC usually could outnumber and outspend her at ITV News. She is described by colleagues there as ferociously energetic and savvy about what viewers want to see.

Deborah Turness is used to competition, given that the BBC usually could outnumber and outspend her at ITV News. She is described by colleagues there as ferociously energetic and savvy about what viewers want to see.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/10/2013 (4 years ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: NBC News, Deborah Turness, president, ITV, NBCUniversal


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Turness, if appointed will succeed Steve Capus, who stepped down from the position in February after nearly eight years.

In an email, Turness said she could not respond to what she called speculation.

Turness' name first surfaced last month in a Los Angeles Times article that identified her as a candidate. Not widely known in the U.S., Turness has strong credentials. Turness has worked at ITN, a British producer of television news for 25 years.

ITN provides three daily newscasts to ITV, one of the BBC's main rivals in Britain, under the banner of ITV News. Turness has overseen those network newscasts as the editor of ITV News since 2004.

ITV and NBC News have had a content-sharing relationship for several years; NBC sometimes televises reports from ITV correspondents in Africa and the Middle East.

Capus' departure was spurred partly by his frustration with a new management structure set up by Stephen B. Burke, the chief executive of NBCUniversal. That arrangement led to the closure of two cable news channels, MSNBC and CNBC, into a new unit called the NBCUniversal News Group, led by one of Burke's top lieutenants, Pat Fili-Krushel. Turness would report to Fili-Krushel, according to the people with knowledge of the appointment.

It's said that the next president of NBC News will face an array of challenges. NBC has the highest-rated evening newscast in "NBC Nightly News" which is a big source of revenue. NBC also has a morning show, "Today," that has sunk to second place behind ABC's "Good Morning America" after a historic 16-year run in first place, resulting in the loss of tens of millions of dollars in advertising revenue.

NBC News faces the same ratings difficulties as other television networks, as well as fresh competition on the Internet from any number of news sources.

Turness is used to competition, given that the BBC usually could outnumber and outspend her at ITV News. She is described by colleagues there as ferociously energetic and savvy about what viewers want to see.

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