Politico is reporting that Steve Capus, president of NBC News, is leaving his post. From his memo to staff:
Thanks to my immediate predecessors, Neal Shapiro and Andy Lack, this news division was in an exceptionally strong place when I accepted this role. From that foundation, we set a course for growth and transformation. Without question, this is a different news organization in 2013 than it was back in 2005. Along with my management teams and our corporate leadership, we have re-imagined and reinvested in this news division, expanded our portfolio of platforms and extended our reach. Every step of the way, we have been confident that whatever endeavors we pursue, we are almost certain to be successful because the individual and group talents here are second to none.
I am extremely fortunate to have received constant sage advice from my mentor and cherished friend Tom Brokaw who has set the gold standard to which we all aspire.
NBC News will continue to rest in your capable hands with the support and leadership of Steve Burke, Pat Fili-Krushel and, of course, Brian Roberts who has described NBC News as the “crown jewel” of the company. In the coming weeks, as Pat begins the search for my successor, she will be meeting with people throughout the division, and articulating her vision for the NBCUniversal News Group. In the short-term, Pat has asked me to help with the transition.
Developing story — more to come.