NBC Considers Merging MSNBC & CNBC

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By Brian 

“NBC is weighing a plan to put its network news division and its cable channels CNBC and MSNBC under one roof and base the operation in New Jersey,” the New York Post reports this morning.

“NBC is searching for an executive to run the combined operation, who would report to Jeff Zucker, president of the NBC Universal Television Group, sources said…MSNBC chief Rick Kaplan reports to Shapiro, but CNBC President Mark Hoffman reports to Zucker.”

> Update: 11:40am: “Those in the know have been batting around forms of this story for a while at NBC,” an insider says…