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Cheers! Newswoman Deborah Turness Moves From ITV To NBC

With NBC reportedly turning to a Brit – Deborah Turness – to be the first female head of a U.S. network news division, here’s a view of the development from across the pond.  Josh Halliday points out that the ITV News exec would “become the third British news executive to depart for the US in less than a year, following ex-BBC director general Mark Thompson's appointment as chief executive of New York Times Company and Jon Williams, the former BBC world news editor who left to join ABC News.”  Turness’ appointment was first tipped by Joe Flint in the Los Angeles Times last month, with The New York Times’ Brian Stelter setting off Friday’s barrage of news reports on her impending appointment

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