The Observer has learned that former CBS News President Andrew Heyward is working for NBC News as a consultant.
According to an NBC News spokesperson, Mr. Heyward will be working with NBC News President Steve Capus and NBC News Senior Vice President Alexandra Wallace on several programming and news gathering initiatives.
Not so long ago, Mr. Heyward and Ms. Wallace worked together at CBS News, where Mr. Heyward was president from 1996 to 2005.
Recently, Mr. Heyward has been working for Marketspace LLC, consulting clients on digital media practices. Back in March, The New York Post reported that Mr. Heyward had talked with NBC executives about the dayside programming position at CNBC vacated by Jonathan Wald.
“I’ve been immersing myself for the past several years in the world of digital media,” said Mr. Heyward, when we caught up with him by phone on Monday evening. “It’s fun to bring those perspectives back into a news organization.”
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