MSNBC Ups Miley and Finan To Senior VP

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By Alex Weprin Comment

MSNBC has promoted two of its executives to senior VP level. Deb Finan has been named senior VP of programming, and Yvette Miley has been upped to senior VP and executive editor.

“Deb is indispensable. She’s been with MSNBC since the beginning and is a trusted advisor to me. Deb is key to getting all our programming on the air and her dedication has played a crucial role in our success,” wrote MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a memo to employees today. “Yvette has done a fantastic job leading our dayside team to unprecedented growth, including our largest daytime ratings advantage ever over CNN in October. Her editorial judgment is spot on and she’s inspired us to tell the stories no other cable news network will cover.”

Finan has been with NBC for 20 years, and first joined MSNBC in 1996 when it launched. She was most recently VP of programming and production, a title she has held since 2009. Miley has been with NBC for 21 years, and served as VP of news at NBC’s owned and operated stations before joining MSNBC as executive editor.

Griffin’s memo is after the jump.

Team –

I have great news to share about two of the hardest working people in the building. Deb Finan has been named Senior Vice President, Programing and Production and Yvette Miley has been named Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of MSNBC. I couldn’t be happier for them and for us.

Deb is indispensable. She’s been with MSNBC since the beginning and is a trusted advisor to me. Deb is key to getting all our programming on the air and her dedication has played a crucial role in our success.

Yvette has done a fantastic job leading our dayside team to unprecedented growth, including our largest daytime ratings advantage ever over CNN in October. Her editorial judgment is spot on and she’s inspired us to tell the stories no other cable news network will cover.

Please join me in congratulating Deb and Yvette on their well-deserved promotions.