David Hanna, formerly vice president and director of news of NBC, was responsible for NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, and coverage of special events. He also directed the activities of NBC news bureaus and correspondents worldwide.
Earlier in his career, he was an executive producer at CBS News and vice president of the Boston Herald Traveler's newspapers, television, and radio stations. In 1980, he was the executive director of the national Presidential Debates. He has won several of journalism's highest honors, including the Peabody and Polk Awards. He and his wife Natalie live in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.