NBC News has made a key hire in its executive ranks, filling the position of senior VP, editorial, by hiring Janelle Rodriguez, who has been working as VP, programming, at CNN.
Deadline.com reports that Rodriguez will start her new job in January, reporting to NBC News chief Deborah Turness. Rodriguez will work with editorial chiefs across all NBC News platforms.
“Rodriguez will have oversight of specialist editorial units at NBC News — currently Investigations and Medical, though more are planned. She has been tasked with generating editorial initiatives and driving long-range planning; she will lead the division’s regular editorial planning meetings,” Deadline reports.
In a memo to staffers announcing the hire, Turness said: “In this important new role, Janelle will tap into the considerable depth and experience of our journalistic operations and serve as the driving and coordinating force of our exclusive, enterprising and original storytelling, and will determine our editorial direction on breaking news.”
Turness noted that she had been looking to staff the position for about six months.