Turness named president of NBC News


Former ITV News editor set to begin job in Aug.

Deborah Turness, former editor of ITV News, the United Kingdom’s most-watched commercial network news service, has been named president of NBC News. The announcement was made earlier today by Pat Fili-Krushel, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.

Turness, who replaces Steve Capus, will begin her new role on Aug. 5.

"It is quite simply the greatest imaginable honor to be named as the next president of NBC News," Turness said. "I am hugely excited by the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to working with the talented journalists and technicians who make it one of the great global news operations."

“Deborah has built an outstanding reputation as both a journalist and business executive with a proven track record for innovation and collaboration,” said Fili-Krushel. “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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