NBC's Rashida Jones Has Been Producing News Since College

She knew she wanted to be a writer in the third grade

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When she was in the third grade, Rashida Jones, now svp of specials, NBC News and MSNBC, knew she wanted to be a writer. She thought her future was as an English teacher or in print journalism and spent high school looking for new ways to tell stories. It wasn’t until she reached college, however, that she realized she could write stories for TV.

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This story first appeared in the Dec. 9, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.