Gould Named NBC News Senior VP

Sep 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC News veteran Cheryl Gould has been named senior VP of NBC News, a role that will have her working closely with acting NBC News President Steve Capus on day-to-day management issues. Her appointment creates a senior VP triumvirate that includes Mr. Capus and Phil Griffin, who is the executive in charge of the “Today” show.

Ms. Gould, who has been focused on weekend and prime-time programming as a VP at CNBC since 2001, joined NBC News in 1977 as a field producer and radio reporter in the Paris bureau. By 1981 she had moved to New York as a producer on weekend “Nightly News.” In 1983 she became senior producer of “NBC News Overnight,” which she helped create.

She was named an NBC News VP in 1993, after serving a stint as acting executive producer of “NBC Nightly News,” on which she held a number of key positions.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with Cheryl for my entire career at NBC News,” Mr. Capus said. “She is a real pro who knows this business-and particularly NBC News-inside and out, and we are so pleased to have her back at 30 Rock.”