NBC News President Out amid Major Shakeup

NBC News President Noah Oppenheim is out as part of a major restructuring of leadership at the corporate media company.

NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde made the announcement about Oppenheim’s departure.

Conde said Oppenheim will be replaced, in part, by Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy managing editor at The New York Times.

Blumenstein will serve as the president of editorial for NBC News.

Conde said: “The appointments of Rebecca, Libby, and Janelle provide a powerful foundation for the News Group as it continues to grow its leadership position.

“NBC News, together with CNBC and MSNBC and through our many programs and platforms, reaches more Americans than any other news organization.

“The extraordinary accomplishments of Rebecca, Libby, and Janelle and their visions will keep us on the path of continued success, delivering the highest quality journalism in the United States and around the world.”

Blumenstein said “the news landscape is rapidly evolving, with mediums converging at a rate our industry has never seen.

“I look forward to building on the deep journalistic foundation at NBC news to help NBC News achieve its ambitions.

“I have loved every minute of working at The Times and learned so much working with many of the best journalists in the world.”

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Oppenheim is leaving his post after six years in the top job.

He left the job after striking a production deal with NBCUniversal.

The reorganization comes during a fraught time for the NBC newsroom.

Like many Big Media outlets, NBC is bracing for widespread layoffs amid industry-wide belt-tightening.

As Slay News previously reported, NBC News anchor Chuck Todd has been continuing his fall from grace as his show “Meet the Press” has seen its ratings plummet.

Last year, Todd was demoted when his daily show on MSNBC got the Chris Wallace treatment and was moved to streaming-only.

NBC let Todd stay on as host of its flagship Sunday show “Meet the Press.”

However, amid sinking viewer figures, Todd’s days may be numbered there as well.

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