Chris Berend

EVP of Digital at NBCU News Group

Chris Berend

Chris Berend is the executive vice president of digital at NBCU News Group. In this role, he oversees all digital businesses for NBC News, MSNBC, TODAY, NBC Stay Tuned, NBC News NOW and the digital products and staff associated with these brands. 

Berend joined NBCUniversal in July 2019 from CNN, where he served as SVP of Global Video, leading video content, distribution, operations, custom production and managing a team of more than 150 producers and programmers around the world. Under his leadership, CNN Digital became the world’s top source of news video four years running. With an investment from CNN, Berend also co-founded Great Big Story, a global media company dedicated to cinematic storytelling, building the award-winning brand from inception to an audience of 10-plus million and profitability in just three years. 

Before joining CNN, Berend held digital leadership positions at Bloomberg and ESPN. He began his career as an editor for Esquire magazine. 

Berend lives in South Orange, NJ with his wife and two children, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Berend is on Twitter at @ChrisBerend.

    Scheduled Appearances

    Thursday • June 23, 2022

    Industry Track

    Revolutionizing Multiplatform Video for News

    As news organizations move into digital, prioritizing streaming, web, and social, one stands out from the pack. The NBCUniversal News Group is the #1 digital news organization and

    01:50 PM - 02:25 PM
    Anaheim Ballroom D
    • Catherine Kim
      (Global Head of Digital News at MSNBC)
    • Chris Berend
      (EVP of Digital at NBCU News Group)
    • Janelle Rodriguez
      (SVP of Editorial at NBC News)
    • Kerry Flynn
      (Media Deals Reporter, Axios Pro at Axios)
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