Deborah Turness to be Named NBC News President

Deborah Turness Headshot - P 2013
Courtesy of ITN

Deborah Turness Headshot - P 2013

NBC News has ended its search for a new president.

Deborah Turness, the editor of U.K.'s ITV News, will be named as the new chief of the television news division for NBC, multiple sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

There has been no official announcement about the appointment for the successor to Steve Capus, who stepped down in February. Capus had been president of NBC News for more than 7 1/2 years.  

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Turness has been with ITV News since 2004. The New York Times first reported the news of Turness being chosen as the NBC News president.

There were multiple internal candidates under consideration for the position, including Alex Wallace, the senior vp of the news division who has had oversight of Today and Rock Center With Brian Williams.

But NBC News Group chairman Pat Fili-Krushel told THR several weeks ago that she was "casting a wide net."

When contacted Friday, NBC News declined to comment and an ITV News spokesperson stated, "We don't comment on speculation."

Marisa Guthrie contributed to this report.