Richard Esposito Leaving NBC News

By Mark Joyella 

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NBC News senior executive producer Richard Esposito will leave the network after three years leading the investigative unit.

“Under Richard’s leadership that team has delivered award-winning enterprise investigations, exclusive interviews and regularly puts us ahead with breaking news lines on the biggest stories as they unfold,” said NBC News president Deborah Turness in a memo announcing Esposito’s decision.

Esposito joined NBC News in 2013 from ABC News, where he worked for 12 years, focusing primarily on homeland security and the criminal justice system as a member of a member of Brian Ross’ investigative unit.

Turness said Esposito had decided “to focus his time on new projects outside the pressures and demands of the daily news cycle.”

NBC will turn to Rich Greenberg to lead the investigative unit in the interim, with Robert Dembo continuing as Managing Editor.