NBC News and MSNBC are parting ways with key players and getting a new boss on the digital side, as NBC News group chief Andy Lack continues to shake up the news division’s leadership structure.
TVNewser reports that Nick Ascheim will take over the digital operation as senior VP of digital for both NBC News and MSNBC. Currently SVP of consumer digital for BBC Worldwide America, Ascheim will report to Lack after starting his new job Nov. 16. Among Ascheim’s tasks will be overseeing the division’s partnerships with BuzzFeed and Vox.
Exiting the company are Julian March, who oversaw digital for NBC News, and Richard Wolffe, who headed digital for MSNBC, the story reports.
“March, who joined MSNBC in 2014, was recruited by NBC News President Deborah Turness. The two worked together at ITN,” TVNewser reports. “Wolffe has been with MSNBC, in some capacity, since the early 2000s during his time as a Newsweek reporter.”
Wolffe became executive editor of MSNBC.com in 2012 and oversaw the site’s relaunch the following year.