updated 12/15/2005 3:12:35 PM ET 2005-12-15T20:12:35

Jennifer Sizemore has been named managing editor of and executive producer of NBC News, executives of the news organizations announced Thursday.

Sizemore, 37, who joined in July as deputy editor for news, will oversee’s newsroom, drive editorial strategy and work with NBC News on Internet content and strategy.

“Jennifer has done an incredible job leading the news group through the intense news events of the last few months and I’m thrilled to formalize that leadership,” said Charlie Tillinghast, president of “Our collaboration with NBC News results in projects such as our netcasts and blogs, which are unmatched in the industry. Jennifer will further strengthen that relationship and lead us into new and exciting times.”

Tillinghast made the announcement with Steve Capus, president of NBC News.

"This announcement, and new structure for this position, speaks directly to our commitment at NBC News to incorporate into every aspect of our news gathering and reporting efforts," Capus said in a statement. "Jennifer brings a real institutional knowledge that will be invaluable as we continue to increase the division's presence on the Web."

Prior to joining MSNBC, Sizemore was deputy managing editor for news at the Houston Chronicle. She also has served as assistant managing editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and at the Rochester, N.Y., Democrat and Chronicle.

"The most talented, innovative journalists in Internet journalism are at, and I'm honored to be a part of it," Sizemore said. "Every day, along with NBC News, we're telling stories no one else is telling, and inventing new ways to tell those stories. It couldn't be a more exciting time to take on this immense challenge."

A Seattle native, Sizemore has a degree in political science from the University of Washington and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University., which gets about 24 million unique visitors a month, is jointly owned by NBC and Microsoft.

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