Vice Taps NBC News Vet Madeleine Haeringer as Exec Producer of HBO Nightly News Show

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The 10-time Emmy winner most recently served as exec producer of MSNBC's news coverage.

Vice's forthcoming nightly news show on HBO is starting to take shape.

The media company has tapped NBC News veteran Madeleine Haeringer to executive produce the news program, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Haeringer most recently was the exec producer of MSNBC's news coverage. Before that, she was exec producer of international news for NBC News, and before that, she served as senior producer of NBC worldwide newsgathering. During her tenure at NBC, Haeringer worked as the lead producer for international correspondent Richard Engel and made her name in the field covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She also oversaw the network's Olympics news coverage. 

Over her career, Haeringer has won 10 Emmy Awards, five Edward R. Murrow Awards, three Peabody Awards and two Dupont Awards, among other accolades. The news veteran joins former Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel, who was brought on board in October to oversee the forthcoming show. 

Vice announced in March 2015 that it would produce a daily newscast for HBO, an expansion of the two companies' current relationship which includes a weekly docu-style news show that dates back to 2013. The weekly show will continue alongside the daily newscast, which will consist of five half-hour shows each week for 48 weeks a year. According to Vice, the daily show will feature original, on-the-ground reporting and pull from its 30 international bureaus.  

The untitled newscast was scheduled to debut in early 2016. However, it currently is unclear when the program will launch, except that Haeringer is not due to start until May 16. Vice has been busy the last several months with the launch of its own cable channel, which took over what was formerly History's H2, in February.

Read Tyrangiel’s memo to the staff about Haeringer below.

It’s my pleasure to welcome Madeleine Haeringer as executive producer of the Vice on HBO nightly news show. Madeleine’s most recent gig was as the executive producer of MSNBC’s news coverage, but she’s spent the majority of her career mocking people who do desk jobs. She made her name in the field covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Working as Richard Engel’s lead producer, Madeleine consistently broke news and found ways to do the stories other people couldn’t or wouldn’t cover. She’s won ten Emmys, five Murrows, three Peabodys, two DuPonts and an Overseas Press Club for her work. (The EMOP.) In addition to spending a decade living and working in the Middle East, she’s been the EP of all of NBC’s international news coverage and overseen the network’s Olympic news coverage, too.

Madeleine is pretty much what you’d expect from her resume — smart, tough, funny, profane, intrigued by our free beer, and eager to cover important global stories in surprising ways. She lives in Brooklyn and grew up in Virginia in a restaurant family. Her dad still runs L'Auberge Chez François (four-and-a-half stars on Yelp!) She starts May 16th. Feel free to Google her now.

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