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Don Nash is stepping down as executive producer of NBC's 'Today'

Don Nash is stepping down as executive producer of NBC's 'Today'

“Today” show executive producer Don Nash is leaving the NBC morning program after a 30-year run.

Nash will be succeeded by Libby Leist, who has served as a senior producer on the program. Leist has a strong relationship with co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who became the senior member of the 7-to-9 a.m. team after the ouster of Matt Lauer.

In a memo to his staff Wednesday, Nash said he was stepping away from “Today” to spend more time with his family. He began his career at NBC as a page in the Burbank bureau of “Today.” He became a producer in 1999 and moved up the ranks to executive producer in 2012.

Nash is being offered a new role within NBCUniversal, NBC News Chairman...

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