Steve Capus To Senior VP “Within Weeks”

By Brian 

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“Anybody notice that local lad Steve Capus was named president of NBC News last week?,” Gail Shister asks. “For nine minutes.” She’s referring to Matt Drudge’s incorrect report that the NBC Nightly News EP would replace Neal Shapiro as NBC News president. “Only one problem: It wasn’t true. Nine minutes later, after the network had notified Drudge of the error, the item was pulled from his massively trafficked site. As one NBC wag quipped, it was the shortest presidency in history.” But he will be promoted to senior VP “within weeks,” an NBC exec tells Shister…

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