Why NBC Likes Valleywag's Owen Thomas

Andy Plesser
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http://www.beet.tv/2009/05/why-nbc-likes-valleywags-owen-thomas.html Thursday, May 14, 2009 NEW YORK -- Owen Thomas, who is finishing up as editor Valleywag, is heading to NBC to head up editorial operations for NBC Local, one of several regional hubs created by NBC, it was announced today. (Press release below) News of Owen's new gig was first reported on TechCrunch by MG Siegler and reported in detail by Beet.TV Earlier today, David and I went to 30 Rock to interview Owen's new boss Brian Buchwald. Brian told us that Owen has "great sources, a voice and point of view." We agree. We will publishing a bigger story about NBC Local and a number of developments. But, in the meantime, congrats, Owen. Andy Plesser, Executive Producer