Steve Capus Out as President, NBC News

Feb 1, 2013  •  Post A Comment

"NBC News President Steve Capus announced today that he is leaving the network," writes media columnist Dylan Byers at Politico.com.

The article continues, " ‘It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction,’ [Capus] wrote in a memo to staff, obtained by Politico. ‘I have informed Pat Fili-Krushel that I will be leaving NBC News in the coming weeks.’ "

Capus joined NBC News in 1993 and was named president of the division in 2005. Writes Byers, "Rumors of his departure have been circulating since Fili-Krushel was named Chairman of NBCUniversal News Group last year." Prior to Fili-Krushel’s appointment Capus reported directly to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal.

The Huffington Post story about Capus leaving notes: "Capus presided over a relatively stable time at NBC News. It remained, for most of his tenure, the top-rated news network on television, though in the last year ‘Today’ has fallen behind its competitors and ‘Meet the Press’ has seen its ratings squeezed."

To read the complete text of the internal memos sent today by Capus and Fili-Kruschel, please click here.

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  1. good riddance!!

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