Former DC Bureau Chief leaves NBC News

Antoine Sanfuentes, the former Washington bureau chief for NBC News, is exiting the network.

The news was confirmed in a farewell note emailed to staff by Sanfuentes Monday morning.

The journalist had been with the Peacock network for 24 years. His last day is Jan. 20, he said in the email, a copy of which was reviewed by The Post.

“We are in the midst of a remarkable time in the news business that is revolutionizing how we are informed, but that still comes with a responsibility to be competitive and to get it right,” Sanfuentes told the staff in the email.

The note did not refer to his reasons for departing but he is said to have not shared NBC News chief Deborah Turness’ vision.

The news division has been grappling with cutbacks and buy-outs and the DC staff have been particularly upset about some of the changes.

One “Meet the Press” producer, Adam Verdugo, exited the show in recent weeks.

Sanfuentes had been working from Rockefeller Center in recent months but had held a series of positions. He was named Washington bureau chief in February 2011 and had worked closely with “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory and political news director Chuck Todd.

Filed under 12/23/13