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 GeekWire: Microsoft got $195 million for selling its 50 percent stake in msnbc.com