MSNBC’s vp for news is headed to San Jose to head the newsroom at NBC 11. NBC Universal has announced that Susan Sullivan is replacing Jim Sanders. Sanders collapsed in the newsroom in September and paramedics had to take him to the hospital. He resigned a week later. Sullivan joined MSNBC in 2002 as news director and while at MSNBC, has managed the network’s daytime coverage of the Iraq war, the 2004 elections and Hurricane Katrina, among other events. Just prior to joining MSNBC, Sullivan was a consultant at NY1 in New York, where she helped launch the acclaimed program “New York Tonight,” which was dedicated to helping the 9/11 victims. From 1998 to 2001, Sullivan was vice president and news director at the Fox O&O WNYW-TV, where she oversaw the network’s successful primetime newscast. From 1996 to 1998 Sullivan was vice president and news director at WTTG-TV, also a Fox O&O, in Washington, DC. Sullivan also served as news director at KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona for two years, from 1994-1996, where she launched four news broadcasts and established an award-winning investigative unit. She has also held positions with WCBS-TV in New York as an assistant news director, executive producer and managing editor, and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, as producer and writer.

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