Deborah Turness


Deborah Turness joined ITN as CEO in April 2021, overseeing one of the largest independent television production companies in the UK and the producer of the award-winning live network news programming for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. 

As well as its broadcast news division, ITN is also a market leader in factual programme-making, sports production, advertising production and business-to-business content.  

Deborah has spent the majority of her career at ITN, including as editor of ITV News where she was the UK’s first female editor of a network news operation and the youngest ever editor of ITV News. During her tenure, the organisation won an Emmy and three consecutive BAFTA awards, as well as several RTS Programme of the Year awards.  

Prior to ITN, Deborah was the first president of NBC News International, the global arm of American news network NBC News, and was responsible for overseeing its operations including editorial, production and commercial. 

Deborah previously served as President of NBC News, where she was responsible for all aspects of the NBC News division including the programmes NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltTODAY, Meet the Press, and Dateline, as well as its news bureaus around the world. Under her leadership all NBC News programmes were restored to #1 status.