Brian Williams’ New NBC Newsmagazine Gets A Leader

by | June 1, 2011 at 3:53 PM | TV News

NEW YORK – NBC News is bringing a veteran CBS and BBC journalist on board to run Brian Williams’ new newsmagazine, which it hopes to get on the air this fall.

The network said Wednesday it has hired Rome Hartman to be executive producer of its newsmagazine.

Hartman worked at CBS News for more than 24 years, much of it at “60 Minutes.” He launched Katie Couric’s newscast there. He most recently developed and produced “BBC World News America.”

It’s been a quiet period for newsmagazines on television, with “60 Minutes II” on CBS a decade ago the last new one started.

Williams’ newsmagazine will be a multi-topic hour to contrast with “Dateline NBC,” which usually covers one topic an episode. It doesn’t have a name yet.

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