(NEW YORK TIMES) — NBC News made a significant reorganization of its leadership ranks on Tuesday, naming Noah Oppenheim as the division’s new president, while also announcing a major investment in a European TV network.
Mr. Oppenheim, the executive in charge of “Today,” will replace Deborah Turness, the top female executive in TV news. She will be moved into a new position — president of NBC News International — where she will be a liaison between the news division and the European network, called Euronews. Andrew Lack, the NBC News chairman, announced the changes in a memo to the staff Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Oppenheim will continue to supervise “Today.”
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NBC’s 25 percent stake in Euronews means that the network can, at long last, tap into an international market. This will enable it to compete more aggressively with CNN, which has a robust international presence (Euronews will be renamed Euronews NBC). Founded in 1993, the network has more than 400 journalists and is broadcast in 13 languages.