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NBC News taps ‘Today’ exec

Wallace fills vacancy left by Capus

Weekend “Today” executive producer Alex Wallace was named vice president of NBC News, the network announced Monday.

Wallace, who joined NBC from CBS less than a year ago, assumes the role filled by Steve Capus until he was made president of NBC News in November.

Wallace becomes Capus’ top deputy and oversees “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” as well as NBC News Specials. She will also oversee general newsgathering with NBC News veep David Verdi.

Wallace joined NBC from CBS in March, becoming executive producer of the weekend editions of “Today,” and a senior producer of the weekday “Today,” where she helped beat back a challenge in the ratings by ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Before joining NBC, Wallace was a senior broadcast producer for CBS’ “The Early Show” and for its predecessor, “CBS This Morning.” From 1996 to 1998, she was a producer for the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.”

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