While Brian Williams is away in Baghdad, trying to drum up ratings with stunt reporting, NBC News is about to announce the replacement for his Nightly News executive producer, who got the axe last week amid a ratings slide:
MEMO from Steve Capus
President, NBC News
Subject: Nighty News Executive Producer
NBC News, today, begins a new era with an outstanding announcement. Alex Wallace has been named executive producer of the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. As you know, Alex has been my primary deputy in the front office, serving as a vice president responsible for news coverage, Nightly News, Specials and much more. Alex will continue to serve as a vice president while handling the executive producer's responsibilities. I'm thrilled for Alex, Nightly News, NBC Universal, and frankly, for women in our industry. This is a proud day across the board.
Enclosed is the press release we are about to send out, but I wanted to be sure you saw it first.