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Press Release

MSNBC.com Adds New Marketing VP

For Immediate Release - MSNBC.com, a leader in breaking news and original journalism on the Internet, announces the addition of Catherine Captain to its leadership team. Captain will drive all Marketing functions within the company including Advertising, Public Relations, Consumer Research, User Experience and more.  She joins the MSNBC.com team from USA Today, where she served as Director of Marketing Research. 

“Catherine quickly stood out within our field of candidates for both her excellent credentials and her reputation as a strong collaborator and colleague,” said Charlie Tillinghast, General Manager and Publisher of MSNBC.com. “As MSNBC.com continues to identify new and exciting ways to deliver relevant information to our consumers Catherine’s research and marketing experience  will be invaluable.”

Having pioneered groundbreaking consumer marketing efforts in media, Captain brings to MSNBC.com this proven ability to drive change and achieve objectives. With nearly a decade of marketing leadership at USA Today, Captain is a savvy marketer adept at developing bottom-line actionable plans that benefit the full marketing trifecta - company, consumer and advertiser.

“I have left the number one print newspaper in the country to join the number one online news site in the country. Who could ask for more?” said Captain.  “I am inspired by the undeniable success of this medium and the opportunity for marketing to fuel MSNBC.com’s growth.”

Captain received her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa.

“At MSNBC we are committed to maintaining our leadership status by combining innovation, strategic thinking and a focus on delivering the ultimate user experience,” said Tillinghast. “Catherine comes to us with an enviable history of marketing success and we are thrilled to have her on the team.”