Dylan Byers is moving on from CNN and joining the team at NBC.
Byers started with CNN in 2015 after gigs at Politico and Adweek. He announced his most recent career move in a tweet on Thursday.
“Personal News: I’m joining NBC News & MSNBC as Senior Media Reporter, covering the future of media and technology and its broad influence on business, politics and culture,” he wrote, adding, “I’m grateful to Jeff Zucker, Andrew Morse & CNN for the last three years.”
Personal News: I’m joining NBC News & MSNBC as Senior Media Reporter, covering the future of media and technology and its broad influence on business, politics and culture
I’m grateful to Jeff Zucker, Andrew Morse & CNN for the last three years.
There will be a newsletter…
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) August 16, 2018
In a memo to staffers addressing Byers’ hire and obtained by Variety, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin wrote: “The impact of big tech is far-reaching – changing our culture, politics, commerce and much more. Naturally, Dylan will focus on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Netflix, but he’ll also keep a sharp eye on emerging players.”
The memo continued on: “His work will appear across all our television and digital platforms, including the newly redesigned Tech & Media vertical on NBCNews.com, and he will, of course, continue his essential newsletter.”
In March, Byers started the newsletter Pacific that covered the intersection of entertainment and technology.
In his Twitter announcement of his move, he wrote, “There will be a newsletter..”
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