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FIPP World Congress 2017 | Meet the speaker: Nick Ascheim, NBC News and MSNBC

Nick Ascheim is senior vice president of Digital at NBC News and MSNBC. Nick will be speaking at the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October in London.

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He oversees all digital businesses for the NBCUniversal News Group, as well as its partnerships with Buzzfeed and Vox. He reports to NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Andy Lack. 

Ascheim joined NBCUniversal in November 2015 from BBC Worldwide America, where he served as SVP, Consumer Digital -- leading digital editorial, product and sales for news and entertainment. Under his leadership, BBC.com underwent a significant expansion and earned numerous industry awards, including the Webby People’s Voice Award. Ascheim was also responsible for integrating programmatic selling into BBC advertising and for spearheading BBC Future’s first live conference in New York, the World-Changing Ideas Summit. 

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Before joining BBC Worldwide, Ascheim held digital leadership positions at both the Associated Press and New York Times, where he worked on digital strategy and product management. Ascheim began his career as a field producer for ABC News and was later a part of the founding team that built and launched FoxNews.com in 1996. 

Ascheim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Cornell University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Ascheim is on Twitter at @NickAscheim.

Nick will speak at the 41st FIPP World Congress, 9-11 October 2017 in London, the UK. Meet him there. 

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