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ITV’s Deborah Turness To Be Named President Of NBC News

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It looks like NBC will be handing its venerable news division to a Brit. Deborah Turness, the editor of ITV News, is expected to become the first female president of NBC News, replacing Steve Capus. Turness has led ITV News since 2004 and has a penchant for pushing the envelope. (She once put a young female anchor in a very short skirt reading the news perched on a desk). Chatter about Turness’ imminent hire intensified over the past 24 hours, with reports starting to pop up in the British press.

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