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Melissa Durliat Joins SiriusXM as VP of Entertainment Programming
July 07, 2016
Talent relations executive Melissa Durliat is joining satellite radio SiriusXM as vice president and general manager of entertainment programming, Variety has learned. Durliat previously managed all entertainment bookings — including the summer concert series — at NBC’s “Today” from 2005 to 2013. At Sirius, she’ll be putting her rolodex to use, overseeing the broadcaster’s entertainment talk programming across channels that include “STARS,” “Today Show Radio,” “Entertainment Weekly Radio” and “Radio Andy” with Andy Cohen...
No. 12 Melissa Lonner, Senior Producer, NBC News
August 20, 2013
This month wraps not just another year of tremendous “Today” bookings for senior producer Melissa Lonner, it marks the end of her eight-year run at NBC News after she elected not to renew her contract. A trailblazer who revolutionized live music on “Today” and, by extension, the realm of morning show entertainment, Lonner launched the now-vaunted Summer Concert Series...
Lonner Senior producer of NBC news and sports, NBC Universal
November 29, 2012
In the proverbial dance of chicken and egg, NBC news and sports senior producer Melissa Lonner is a master choreographer. The longtime music producer of NBC's "Today," Lonner not only excels in spotting talent early but also finessing the power of morning TV to catapult careers into the mainstream. In March, Brit boy band One Direction drew an unprecedented 15,000-plus people to the show's plaza before the group's debut album even hit in the United States...