Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News since early 2017, will leave the organization in an unorthodox shake-up that will elevate three different executives, effectively separating the massive news outlet into different pieces, all of which will report to Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal’s portfolio of news assets.
“We are ferociously defending the traditional approach to journalism … that it’s possible to hold the middle ground and be objective and nonpartisan.”
Noah Oppenheim was primed to gain oversight of all the operations of NBC News and MSNBC. Instead he has a new boss with those very responsibilities — and more.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim has denied any knowledge of Matt Lauer’s alleged behavior before the human resourses complaint that precipitated his quick termination in November 2017.
“There is no evidence of any reports of [Matt] Lauer’s misconduct before his firing, no settlements, no ‘hush money,’ ” says Noah Oppenheim in a lengthy and detailed staff memo ahead of Tuesday’s release of Catch and Kill.
NBC News staffers, including star reporter Pete Williams, on Thursday peppered NBC News President Noah Oppenheim about explosive revelations from Ronan Farrow’s new book casting network executives as dismissive and neglectful of sexual-misconduct allegations.
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson has strong words for NBC News, specifically its president Noah Oppenheim. “Noah Oppenheim ought to resign immediately, and if he doesn’t, he ought to be fired immediately. News executives are not allowed to tell lies. They’re not allowed to participate in cover ups.”
At a previously-scheduled town hall meeting for NBC News staffers today, news president Noah Oppenheim said that NBC didn’t feel the Harvey Weinstein story as presented by Ronan Farrow this summer had all the elements needed for airing. He said the notion that NBC would try to cover for a powerful person was deeply offensive.
Noah Oppenheim is taking over as president and current head Deborah Turness becomes the first president of NBC News International. NBC News has launched a new venture that will be called Euronews NBC, which Turness will oversee, reporting to NBC News Chairman Andy Lack.
NBC News is turning to a name from the past to help lead Today into the future. Noah Oppenheim, a senior producer of the morning program when it was No. 1 in the ratings, is returning as the top executive in charge of the entire editorial operation, according to NBC News executives familiar with the plan. Oppenheim will fill the role that was briefly occupied by Jamie Horowitz, the onetime ESPN programming whiz who was fired in November shortly after he took the NBC job.