In a memo sent late Friday afternoon, NBC News president Deborah Turness tells her employees: “You make the impossible happen and make personal sacrifices in the name of this great organization. As my second year here begins, I am so proud of what we have accomplished together already, and am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
From: Deborah Turness (NBCUniversal)
Date: September 5, 2014 at 4:46:38 PM EDT
To: @NBC Uni NBC News All
Subject: A Note of Thanks
It’s been a great week at NBC News and a great way to start the “new term.” Brian and the Nightly News team scored a decisive win both in total viewers and in the demo on Tuesday night. The broadcast featured Matt Lauer’s powerful exclusive interview with Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber. The next morning on TODAY, Matt broadcast from inside the isolation unit where Dr. Brantly was treated. This was yet another shining example of the great journalism, tenacious booking and creative thinking that sets NBC News apart. It’s also a wonderful example of collaboration across TODAY, Nightly and NBCNews.com that will culminate in a network special tonight at 10pm ET, “Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story of a Medical Miracle,” produced by the NBC News primetime team who worked through the night to make deadline. Congratulations to Lexi Rudolph, who invested so much to secure the interview, to Matt Zimmerman and to Matt Lauer.
Within 24 hours Richard Engel delivered another exclusive — an interview with an American citizen with a quest to join ISIS. Thanks to his team who worked for months to secure the interviews and to deliver a powerful piece of original journalism./CONTINUES Read More