NBC News has hired Nicole Childers to be executive editor of business, technology and media coverage.
“I’m excited about this next chapter in my career and returning to where I got my start in journalism, TV network news,” she wrote on Twitter.
Childers is the executive producer of Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio. She joined the Marketplace team from Fusion, a joint venture from ABC and Univision, where she was a senior launch producer for the new network.
Childers has an extensive career with various roles in public media, national network news, online journalism and media strategy. Previously, she was the executive producer for the “Michael Eric Dyson” radio show and the chief content officer for Los Angeles Public Media, where she was responsible for overseeing all content, social media efforts and spearheading groundbreaking research on the multimedia habits of multiethnic audiences ages 25-40.
Her public radio experience also includes serving as executive producer at NPR for the news show, “News and Notes,” where she oversaw all aspects of the broadcast.
Childers has won nearly every major broadcasting journalism award, including an Emmy, Peabody, and Columbia DuPont for a Kids’ Special for 9/11 coverage; a Business Emmy Award for a Report on Pension Plans; the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast/World News Tonight; National Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Radio News (Long Form) and Best Radio Commentary; the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award for coverage of HIV/AIDS; and the Los Angeles Press Club Award for Best Multimedia Package.