05/31/2013 03:05 pm ET

The Guardian Profile: Deborah Turness


Not many television executives get their kicks away from the glare of the studio lights by going rally driving. But Deborah Turness, who once competed in the 33-day Paris to Peking off-road rally, is no ordinary industry suit. The first female editor of a network TV news operation in the UK when she was put in charge of ITV News nearly a decade ago, Turness has just repeated the feat in the US where she was confirmed last month as the new president of NBC News.

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