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NBCNews.com, formerly MSNBC.com, is planning to move its operations from the Microsoft campus in Redmond to new digs at Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, GeekWire has learned.

NBCNews.com declined to comment, saying a lease has yet to be signed. But several sources tell GeekWire that the company, which split off from Microsoft last year, plans to make the move later this year.

Microsoft had operated the MSNBC.com business unit with NBC News for 16 years prior to the split.

Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC.com last year, and the company changed its name to NBCNews.com at that time. It continues to operate a large presence, including its Newsvine unit, in the Seattle area.

Columbia Center is Seattle’s tallest building at 76 floors. We are told that the company plans to move this fall, taking over space on the 26th floor. About 120 people are making the move to Seattle.

Previously on GeekWireMicrosoft got $195 million for selling its 50 percent stake in msnbc.com

Comments

  • Guest

    any idea how many floors they’re taking?

    • johnhcook

      I heard just one, floor 26. I updated the post with that detail. Thanks.

    • Paul_Owen

      How many employees does NBCnews.com have?

      • johnhcook

        Not sure on total number, as a bunch have been relocated to NYC. About 120 are making the move from Redmond to Seattle.

  • Guest

    Any word on that plan by Microsoft to start a new news arm for MSN they announced in October?

  • guest

    Regus offices in the CC are quite nice, although a bit small. Maybe that’s the plan.

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