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Sam Singal joins as executive producer of the & # 39; NBC Nightly News & # 39; back – Variety



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 ̵

1; advertisers' highly coveted news program audience. [19659004] Singal has worked with "Nightly News" presenter Lester Holt since 2011 when he took over the role of the weekend anchor in the evening. "You fight for this show every day," Holt said after Singal announced his departure. "They were there for us, they sometimes listened to my crazy ideas and gave me advice and direction, and I'm grateful for that, and they leave us in a strong position."

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.


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