Singal Promoted to Executive Producer for Weekend 'Nightly News'

Senior broadcast producer will now oversee all aspects of weekend telecasts
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Sam Singal has been named executive producer for the weekend edition of NBC Nightly
News
, it was announced Thursday.

Singal, who had
been the senior broadcast producer for the weekend Nightly News, will
now oversee all aspects of the weekend broadcasts, working closely with anchor
Lester Holt and its producing team around the world.

Leading Nightly
News'
digital initiatives, Singal oversaw new media as well as iPhone,
iPad, Windows and Android mobile applications. In 2008, he oversaw the NBC
News/msnbc.com team in the redesign and relaunch of the NightlyNews
website.

"Major news
has a way of breaking on the weekends -- and Sam has been an integral part of
the senior team at Nightly and on weekends for a long time," said Nightly
News
executive producer Patrick Burkey. "He has played an important role in
the day-to-day broadcast and has helped launch and expand our digital efforts.
Sam brings a great deal of creativity and energy to the job. He's going to be a
huge success."

Singal first
joined the Nightly News team in Sept. 2002 as an associate producer, and
has been at NBC News since 1998, where he was an assistant producer for Dateline.

This is the second
NBC News promotion for Thursday, as Dee Dee Thomas was upped to executive
producer of the weekend editions of Today.

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