Via our sister site TVNewser comes word that incoming NBC News president Deborah Turness (right) has brought on lead press representative, 16 months after her successor departed.
Ali Zelenko has been named Senior Vice President of NBC News Communications. Zelenko, who joins from TIME, will be the chief spokesperson for NBC News and have oversight of the media relations strategy for all of NBC News. Kathy Kelly-Brown, the SVP of Communications for the NBCUniversal News Group had been overseeing the NBC News media relations team since the departure of Lauren Kapp in April, 2012.
Zelenko, who in the past headed up PR in CNN’s Washington bureau, starts Sept. 25.