As VP of communications, Lauren Kapp will oversee the network news division’s communications strategy.
Lauren Kapp has been named vice president, NBC News Communications, effective immediately. The announcement was made Monday by Allison Gollust, executive vice president, NBC Universal Corporate Communications and Steve Capus, president, NBC News.
In her role as the lead communicator for NBC News and chief spokesperson for Capus, Kapp will oversee the news division’s communications strategy. This includes its executives and its programming, including Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline and Meet the Press. She will also have responsibility for the division’s internal communications and oversee corporate philanthropy programs.
Kapp has been in the NBC News press department since October 2002, most recently as senior director, managing the press and publicity for Nightly News with Brian Williams, and NBC News specials. She managed the communications for NBC News’ Today from October 2002 until July 2007, serving as chief spokesperson for the show and as the primary publicist for its anchors and correspondents.
In the course of her tenure at NBC News, Kapp has executed the public relations strategies surrounding several high profile news programs, breaking news events and the widely reported transition from Katie Couric to Meredith Vieira at Today.
Prior to joining the network, Kapp worked in the ABC News press department from April 2000 through October 2002, where she earned a Peabody Award as a member of the team that was honored for the network’s coverage of Sept. 11, 2001. Before that she worked in Washington for Marina Ein Public Relations.
Kapp graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in communications.