Noah Oppenheim 1978 is an American writer, television producer, and President of NBC News. Previously, Oppenheim was the executive in charge of NBC’s Today Show, head of development at Reveille, and senior producer of NBC’s Today Show, where he supervised the 7–8am hour of the broadcast.
Oppenheim was born to a Jewish family and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Harvard University in 2000, where he was Editorial Chair of the Harvard Crimson from 1996 to 2000. He attended The Gregory School in Tucson, Arizona. Oppenheim served as an editor and writer for the school newspaper, the Gregorian Chant.
He won the Best Screenplay Award at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival for writing Jackie, starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larraín.
Oppenheim wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of James Dashner’s young adult, science-fiction, dystopian, fantasy novel, The Maze Runner. He also wrote the screenplay for The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1, the first film of the two-part finale in the Divergent film franchise. Oppenheim is also co-author of The New York Times Bestseller The Intellectual Devotional: American History.
Prior to NBC’s Today Show, Oppenheim co-created CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer, was executive producer of Scarborough Country, and senior producer of Hardball with Chris Matthews. At NBC News, Oppenheim led coverage of presidential elections, 9/11, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In January 2015 Oppenheim was appointed a senior vice president and given control of the Today Show; he had worked as a senior producer for the show from 2005 until 2008.
Oppenheim was made president of NBC News in February 2017.