Alex Wallace Promoted at NBC News

Jan 9, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC News announced Monday that Alex Wallace has been promoted from executive producer of the weekend editions of “Today” to VP of NBC News.

Ms. Wallace will have oversight of “NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” and news specials and will share oversight of newsgathering with fellow NBC News VP David Verdi.

Those duties had been the responsibilities of Bill Wheatley, who retired in April 2005. Former “Nightly News” executive producer Steve Capus inherited Mr. Wheatley’s turf and title for a few months but was named NBC News president in November 2005.

“In her time at NBC News, Alex has repeatedly proved to be a terrific producer, strategic thinker and first-rate manager,” Mr. Capus said. “Her talents at ‘Weekend Today’ resulted in a strong performance at the program during her tenure, and she has built an outstanding reputation throughout her career at every turn-whether it be in the morning arena, the evening news, prime time or foreign coverage.”

Ms. Wallace was named executive producer, weekend, for “Today” and senior producer of “Today” in March 2005. Prior to joining NBC News, she had worked at CBS News in positions that included senior broadcast producer, senior producer for both “The Early Show” and “CBS This Morning” and producer for the “CBS Evening News With Dan Rather.”