Todaywebsite052210.bmp NBC News has named Ryan Osborn director of social media. In his new role Osborn will be tasked with overseeing all social media initiatives for NBC News, using the new platforms to drive show awareness and interaction with viewers.

He started as an NBC Page in 2002, and secured a full time job at “Today” shortly thereafter, eventually becoming a producer. While at “Today: he worked closely with the editors at Todayshow.com on projects like “Today in 2” and was part of the team that developed the partnership with hot start-up Foursquare to promote the Today Summer Concert Series.