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Burns to Head News at WNBC

WNBC New York has named Vickie Burns its VP of news and content, effective immediately. Burns comes from WRC Washington, where she was VP of news. Both WNBC and WRC are owned by NBC Universal.

Burns will “manage the distribution of that content across multiple platforms,” according to WNBC. President and General Manager Frank Comerford said, "Vickie's energy, creativity and journalistic skills are the perfect mix to ensure WNBC's leadership in the New York market.”

Her predecessor, Dan Forman, is leaving WNBC to pursue opportunities in digital media.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.