Noah Oppenheim

NBC News

Noah Oppenheim is president of NBC News. He is responsible for all aspects of NBC News, including its programming, the division’s expanding digital properties, all of its editorial units, including the award-winning Investigative Unit, and its bureaus around the world. He oversees “TODAY,” “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” and “Dateline,” all of which have been number one for the past three consecutive years, a record streak for the network.

Oppenheim was named president in February 2017 after two years as executive in charge of “TODAY,” a role he continues to hold. Under his leadership, “TODAY” became the number one morning news broadcast in the key news demographic, starting in September 2015 and maintaining that lead ever since, marking the show’s longest winning streak in over six years. In addition to “TODAY” (7-9 a.m.), Oppenheim also oversees both the third and fourth hours of “TODAY,” as well as, a top digital lifestyle publication.

Under Oppenheim’s leadership, NBC News’ Investigative Unit has doubled in the past two years alone, with over 500 scoops on such wide-ranging topics such as the USA gymnastics scandal, the Mueller investigation, cyber security, North Korea’s nuclear production and medical devices. In 2018, he launched a robust Business & Tech unit, which has regular exclusive reporting on the tech companies and leaders reshaping our cultural, economic and political landscape.

Also a screenwriter, Oppenheim wrote the critically acclaimed film “Jackie,” which was awarded Best Screenplay at the 73rd Venice Film Festival. Oppenheim also co-wrote The Maze Runner, which has grossed over 300 million dollars.

Oppenheim began his career in news, leading political talk shows such as “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “Scarborough Country.” An Emmy-award winner and one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Most Powerful People in Media,” he also helped create “Mad Money with Jim Cramer,” has covered three presidential elections, and reported from Iraq, Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, and Libya.

Oppenheim also served as Head of Unscripted and Digital Development at Reveille, the production company behind hits like “The Office” and “The Biggest Loser.” While at Reveille, he created and executive produced primetime shows for NBC, Fox, MTV, and Lifetime, as well as online programming for a variety of brands and platforms.

Oppenheim is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Intellectual Devotional. His essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and Men's Health.

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