‘Today’ EP Don Nash: ‘We Hate Being Number two’

By Alex Weprin Comment

New “Today” executive producer Don Nash speaks to B&C’s Andrea Morabito (subscription required). Nash touches upon his new boss, Alex Wallace, what tweaks they will make to the “Today” format, and of course, chemistry and ratings:

How do you feel about the chemistry among your current hosts? 

I feel like there’s an awesome chemistry between all seven of our anchors. I think this is a group that genuinely likes to be around each other, and we all have the same goal in mind, which is just to do a great show every morning. It is among the most functional onair teams I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of different teams come and go on this show, but this group is clicking like I’ve never seen a group click before, and I truly mean that. And I think, unfortunately, a lot of that is getting lost in some of the snarky press that we’re reading about.

Has that been motivating to the staff? 

It has. One thing I’ve got to say I’m most proud of with this staff is, they haven’t let this bumpy period get them down. We all hate being No. 2. And I don’t know a single person out there that isn’t fighting as hard as they can to help get this show back to its rightful place.