“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.
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