“I grew up at NBC News and have been fortunate to learn every aspect of news reporting and production from the best in the business,” Sanfuentes wrote in the email. “I am extremely proud to have played a role in NBC News’ successes, and I am excited about working on new challenges,” he wrote.
After Steve Capus resigned as President of NBC News in February of this year, there was some expectation that Antoine, whose entire career has been with NBC, would get promoted again and take over the network news division’s top job.
At the time, a New York Times story assessed Turness’ hiring “suggests that NBCUniversal executives were yearning for new thinking.”
Sanfuentes started as a desk assistant in the Washington bureau of NBC News in 1990, right out of college. In 1995, he became a White House producer and later senior White House producer. After 14 years, he was named Deputy Washington bureau chief. He was promoted to Washington Bureau Chief in 2011, and to Senior Vice President a year later.