NBC News-MSNBC Digital Shakeup: Richard Wolffe, Julian March Out

BBC senior VP for consumer digital Nick Ascheim named SVP for digital

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NBC News and MSNBC shook up its ranks on Tuesday, parting ways with NBC’s digital chief Julian March and MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe.

NBC-MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack has named Nick Ascheim SVP for digital; he comes over from BBC Worldwide, where he served as senior VP for consumer digital.

March was hired by NBC News president Deborah Turness in 2013; he worked with Turness at ITV.

Wolffe helped run MSNBC.com after it ended its referral relationship with MSN, becoming VP and executive editor in 2012 and overseeing the relaunch of the site in 2013.

The latest executive shakeup at NBC comes two months after Pat Fili-Krushel left NBCUniversal, six months after being replaced by Lack.

Lack, who was NBC News President from 1993-2001, replaced Fili-Krushel in April.