Sam Singal, the producer of NBC News, who has been running his flagship NBC Nightly News since September 2015, is leaving the role of considering other options in the NBCUniversal unit, according to one person involved is familiar. Jennifer Suozzo, a longtime newsgroup editor, will take over the role on an interim basis.
"I'm incredibly grateful for my time here and so incredibly proud of all the great journalism that everyone in this room and on the phone does every day," said Singal to staff on Friday, according to that person. "It's smart, it's thorough, and most importantly, it's fair and it's something that I'm very proud of when I leave here every night." NBC News made no executives available for comment.
The NBC broadcast continues to rival its closest rival, ABC, "World News Tonight." This program captures more viewers overall, but the NBC evening show leads the season to attract viewers between 25 and 54 ̵
Singal shortly before the editorial staff It is expected that the coverage of the 2018 midterm elections will begin. He is expected to stay in the show for a few more days to help with the transition, the person said. Many executives who served as Executive Producer of "Nightly News" have cast senior Senior NBC News roles.
Suozzo has been with NBC News since 1999 and with Nightly News since 2012. She was the first producer of "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC.
TVNewser previously reported on Singal's decision to withdraw from the transfer.