MSNBC.com announced today that it has hired Russell Shaw as its Deputy Editor, News.
MSNBC.com, the nation’s No. 1 TV news website announces the addition of Russell Shaw to its editorial leadership team. As the deputy editor, news, Shaw is in charge of the site’s overall news coverage, directing editors, writers and producers. In this role, he will manage the news and home page teams in Redmond, Secaucus and London, as well as oversee the site’s original projects team. This announcement was made today by Jennifer Sizemore, managing editor, MSNBC.com.
“We are thrilled to have an editorial executive of Russ’ caliber and breadth of experience leading our news department,” Sizemore said. “His background in leading national and international coverage are exactly what we need as we ramp up our original reporting and investigative projects.”
Shaw joins MSNBC.com from the Houston Chronicle, most recently serving as assistant managing editor, news. In that role, he was in charge of the national, foreign, state, city and suburban coverage, managing teams of reporters and editors. During his time at the Chronicle, he was part of award-winning coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and Hurricane Katrina and was a lead editor of the newspaper’s coverage of the war in Iraq, and 9/11. He began his career as a reporter at the Brandon Sun in Manitoba, Canada.