Changes at ‘NBC Nightly News’: Exec Producer Moving Up

Jul 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Changes continue at NBC News, where division President Steve Capus announced a couple of key executive moves today, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Nightly News With Brian Williams” executive producer Bob Epstein is leaving the program to head the division’s specials unit, where he takes on the title of VP. Mark Lukasiewicz, meanwhile, moves up from VP to senior VP of the specials unit. Epstein will report to Lukasiewicz.

It is anticipated that veteran NBC News producer Pat Burkey, who has been overseeing weekend versions of “Today” and “Nightly News,” will become executive producer of the evening broadcast.

In the announcement of the staff moves, Capus said: “With these promotions, we are recognizing the critical role of NBC News Specials in our organization and creating a foundation for an even bigger role, and more programming, in the future.”

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