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Weeks After Matt Lauer Is Ousted, ‘Today’ Changes Show’s Top Producer

Weeks After Matt Lauer Is Ousted, ‘Today’ Changes Show’s Top Producer
NBC said on Wednesday that Don Nash, the show’s executive producer since 2012, would leave
and would be succeeded by Libby Leist, a veteran “Today” producer with deep ties to Washington and a strong working relationship with Savannah Guthrie, a co-anchor.
So it was verbal sexual harassment.”
In a memo to staff members, Andrew Lack, the chairman of NBC News, praised Mr. Nash for helping stabilize “Today”
and for being “one of the best live control room producers in the business.”
“We’ve offered him a number of roles within NBC News and NBCUniversal, and we hope he’ll stay in the family,” Mr
Some people in the television industry have asked whether the NBC show’s rise reflects early interest in the post-Lauer
era at “Today” — Hoda Kotb was named as his permanent replacement this month — or whether it signals a long-term shift.
Shortly before Mr. Nash’s departure was announced, the former “Today” anchor Ann Curry appeared on “CBS This Morning”
and discussed the issue of harassment at her former professional home.
Seven weeks after Matt Lauer was ousted from NBC’s “Today” amid allegations of sexual misconduct, there has been another shake-up at the morning show.
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