NEW YORK — NBC News prexy Neal Shapiro has tapped David Corvo as executive producer of “Dateline NBC.”

Corvo, who has been a vice president at NBC News since 1995, had been considered a front-runner for the job since Shapiro was named NBC News prexy early this month (Daily Variety, 5/8), leaving the “Dateline” job vacant.

“Dateline” senior broadcast producer Marc Rosenwasser has been upped to executive editor of the newsmag and executive producer of Tom Brokaw’s primetime documentaries on NBC. Reporting to Corvo, Rosenwasser will assist in the management of “Dateline” staff and oversee Brokaw’s special reports.

Corvo will be responsible for “Dateline” as well as programs that “Dateline” produces for Discovery Channel, MSNBC, Court TV and other nets.

“David’s excellent management skills and programming experience make him the ideal person to grow the ‘Dateline’ franchise, to come up with new programs and develop innovative ways to supply material to outside media outlets,” said Shapiro, to whom Corvo will report.

Past achievements

As NBC News vice president, Corvo has overseen “Dateline” as well as documentaries and primetime programming on MSNBC and CNBC.

Prior to NBC, Corvo was VP and executive producer at Fox News Prods, where he served as executive producer of the newsmag “Front Page.” Previously, Corvo was VP of public-affairs programming at CBS, where he supervised the net’s primetime newsmags, including “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours” and “Street Stories.” He was also the creator of “CBS This Morning” and served as its executive producer from 1987 to 1989.

Prior to joining “Dateline” in 1992, Rosenwasser was broadcast producer for “NBC Weekend Nightly News.” Previously, he worked at ABC News as a writer and producer.