Top CNBC Exec Leaves Network for New Post
Nikhil Deogun, Editor-In-Chief and SVP of Business News at CNBC, is departing the network after eight years to assume the role of CEO of the Americas for the Brunswick Group, a corporate-relations consulting business. Managing the firm’s U.S. business, Deogun will advise clients both in the U.S. and worldwide on financial, commercial, M&A, and political issues. Brunswick has about 300 staffers in the Americas, including Brazil. Deogun joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal, where he held a number of senior positions, leaving after ascending to Deputy Managing Editor. Prior to this, the native of India served as the paper’s Editor of the Media and Marketing group, Editor of the money and investing section, and Deputy Bureau Chief in DC. He started working at WSJ in 1994 as a Reporter covering M&A and corporate finance. Deogun attended the Doon School in India. The 1991 Muskingum College graduate earned his Master's from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in 1993. He begins in his new role on October 1st. More here.