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Jennifer Sizemore named Managing Editor of, Executive Producer of NBC News tops all broadcast and cable news websites for the tenth straight month

Redmond, Wash.— Jennifer Sizemore has been named managing editor of and executive producer of NBC News, effective immediately.  Sizemore will oversee’s newsroom, drive editorial strategy and work closely with the entire NBC News organization to maximize the delivery of web content to news consumers. This announcement makes Sizemore the only woman leading a major national online news editorial operation and was made jointly today by Charlie Tillinghast, President, and Steve Capus, President, NBC News.

“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,” Tillinghast said. “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.”

"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," said Capus.  "Jennifer brings a real institutional knowledge that will be invaluable as we continue to increase the division's presence on the web."

Sizemore, 37, joined in July 2005 as deputy editor for news.  Prior to joining, Sizemore was the deputy managing editor for news at the Houston Chronicle and an assistant managing editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. A Seattle native, she graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

"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."

Sizemore takes the helm at a time of rapid growth for  In November 2005, drew 22.3 million unique visitors and, for the tenth straight month, topped all other broadcast and cable news web sites including, according to Nielsen//Net Ratings.  Since March 2005, has averaged 24 million monthly unique visitors, more than the unique visitors for, and combined.

In recent months, NBC News and increased the amount of NBC News content available on  The “NBC Nightly News Netcast" ( and the "Meet the Press Netcast" ( recently launched, becoming the first and only network news programs to be broadcast in their entirety and free of charge, online.  “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams' regular blog "The Daily Nightly" ( serves as a companion to the broadcast, and offers a transparent look at how decisions are made in the newsroom as well as previews and additional information about segments.  "Blogging Baghdad" (, dispatches from NBC News correspondents in Iraq, led by Richard Engel, launched earlier this month.