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ITV News Editor Deborah Turness Takes Over As NBC News President

NBC News has announced this morning that Deborah Turness, former editor of ITV News, has been officially named President of NBC News.

Turness replaces former president Steve Capus for the position overseeing all aspects of the NBC News division, including the Nightly News, Today Show, Meet the Press, and Dateline. Her position also oversees all breaking and investigative news for the network.

She will begin her role on August 5, reporting directly to Patricia Fili-Krushel, the Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group. Her tenure at ITV marked the first time in the United Kingdom a female had served as editor of a news division. As president of NBC News, she will be the first female president of an American news division.

Fili-Krushel said in a statement:

Deborah has built an outstanding reputation as both a journalist and business executive with a proven track record for innovation and collaboration. She is a leader with a global perspective, who is also very familiar with NBC News, having worked closely with us through our partnership with ITN. Her passion for the news business, combined with her creativity and vision, will be a tremendous asset to NBC News, and I’m very pleased to welcome her to the team.

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