Elena Nachmanoff, who has overseen talent recruiting at NBC News, plans to leave the network at the end of the year.
Nachmanoff, who has been with the network for 31 years, said in a memo to staff that he has decided to “seek outside opportunities.” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said Jessica Kurdali will succeed her.
“It’s impossible to turn on any of our broadcasts or walk through 30 Rock or our offices (hopefully again soon) and not see Elena’s mark,” Oppenheim wrote. “It is because of her that we have the most talented, engaging and brilliant team of journalists.”
She wrote in a memo, “During my time here at NBC, nothing has given me more satisfaction than recruiting and guiding the careers of countless journalists. Now is my time to turn the page and focus on the new challenges that lie ahead. “
Nachmanoff joined the network in 1990.
She wrote in her memo: “Over the years, although many things have changed, the integrity and quality of our journalists and reporters has never wavered. Staying at the highest level of information remains our common goal. “