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Madeleine Haeringer has been named executive producer of the upcoming Vice News show on HBO.
Haeringer, who has been with NBC News for 18 years, is currently ep of MSNBC News coverage. She spent more than a decade in the field as a producer for NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, mostly in the middle east. She returned stateside where she was named ep of international news in 2014. She was to oversee NBC News coverage in Rio during the Summer Olympics, which start 100 days from today.
Announced more than a year ago, the Vice newscast for HBO has ramped up hiring recently eying a launch ahead of the political conventions in July. Josh Tyrangiel was brought on in October to oversee the broadcast. Not much is known about the format or coverage emphasis. But if you’re not familiar with Vice News, here’s a story that went live this morning:
Just yesterday HBO announced a launch date for another new program. Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, a weekly talk show, kicks off its 20-show season Wednesday, June 22.
“Madeleine is pretty much what you’d expect from her resume—smart, tough, funny, profane, intrigued by our free beer, and eager to cover important global stories in surprising ways,” writes Tyrangiel in a note to staff. Haeringer starts at Vice May 16.