NBC Brands Lester Holt As ‘The Anchor For America’ In Olympics Promotional Push

Kasie Hunt Announces She’s Leaving MSNBC

Kasie Hunt closed Friday’s episode of Way Too Early with a surprising announcement that it would be her last show hosting and even suggested she was leaving MSNBC. Tweets from various media beat reporters and colleagues appear to confirm Hunt’s sudden and surprise departure from NBC News.

Former Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Joins NBC News And MSNBC As Political Analyst

NBC News Business, Tech & Media Unit Adds, Promotes

Madeleine Haeringer, SVP of editorial, NBC News, announced Friday morning that Nicole Childers will serve as the new executive editor for NBC News’ Business, Tech & Media Unit, beginning July 26, based in the Los Angeles bureau, and that Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan has been promoted to managing editor of the unit. In her memo announcing […]

Former WAGA Reporter Emilie Ikeda Joins NBC News

‘Hoda & Jenna’ Executive Producer To Step Down

Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, the spirited executive producer behind the fourth hour of NBC’s Today morning franchise, plans to step down from the role later in August. In a memo issued to staffers on Thursday, Libby Leist, an SVP at NBC News who oversees Today, said LaMarca was eager to spend more time with family, and had initially taken the job in 2019 with the intention to stay for a year.

Longtime ‘Today’ Producer Ric Romo Dies

‘Today’ Podcast Will Open NBC’s Morning Show To Round-The-Clock Audio

NBC’s Today has long been part of many an American morning ritual. Starting today, however, fans of the program can truly interact with a full version of it at almost any time they want. NBC News is launching its venerable A.M. franchise in podcast form, meaning that people who may want to know what it is going on with the show can find it at times and in ways of their own choosing, not necessarily in the 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. block it runs in each weekday on NBC.

NBC News Hires Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown As ‘Meet The Press’ SVP

Carrie Budoff Brown is leaving Politico and heading to NBC News, where she’ll work on expanding the reach and impact of the Meet the Press brand as its senior vice president. The Meet the Press franchise includes not only Chuck Todd’s Sunday show on NBC and daily MSNBC offering, but podcasts, streaming and events like a film festival, too.

Lester Holt To Join NAB Hall of Fame

The anchor and managing editor of NBC’s flagship news broadcast NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt will be inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Oct. 11 during the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

After 10 Years Of Early Mornings, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Still Lives For ‘Today’

The coolheaded co-anchor survived a turbulent decade on NBC’s morning program, which is now adapting to the new TV landscape.

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb To Anchor Streaming ‘Today’ Highlights Show

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are, for many, a morning habit. NBC hopes the Today pair will soon become an afternoon or evening one for a different kind of viewer. Starting June 8, the duo will take the network’s nearly seven-decade-old Today show into new territory. The pair will add to their on-screen duties by anchoring a half-hour “highlights” recap meant to bring the most recent Today news to streaming audiences.

NBC News Promotes Stacey Klein To Director Of White House Unit

’20/20′ Tops ‘Dateline’ In Viewership For First Time In 5 Years

ABC News’ 20/20, anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach, won the broadcast season for the first time in five years, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. In total viewership since the season began on Sept. 21, 2020, 20/20 had a 3% lead on Dateline, but the lead was greater in the advertiser-coveted age demographics. In the 18-49 demo, the 9 p.m. ET show was up by 25% while in the 25-54 range, its lead was 17%.

Q&A With Andrea Mitchell As She Reports From The Middle East

Veteran journalist Andrea Mitchell joined NBC News in 1978 and, throughout her storied career, has established herself as a trusted source on foreign policy and world politics. Her reporting has taken her across the globe, including places such as North Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo and Cuba. But her most notable foreign coverage, dating back to the 1990s, has come from the Middle East. And now Mitchell is back there again, reporting on the latest from Jerusalem as Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes his first trip to the region amid the latest rising tensions.

Why ‘Dateline’ Remains The True-Crime King

The NBC newsmagazine does many of the things that other popular true-crime series do. But its success has as much to do with its old-fashioned style.

Katy Tur Memoir ‘Rough Draft’ Scheduled For November

NEW YORK (AP) — The next book from MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Katy Tur will combine the personal and the professional. Tur has a deal with One Signal Publishers/Atria Books for the memoir “Rough Draft: Motherhood & Media in a World Gone Mad,” in which she will open up about everything from childhood […]

Steve Kornacki Getting Expanded Role At NBCU

‘Today’ Gets New Graphics With Dynamic Angular Elements

NBC’s News Chief Pushes Streaming And Bets On Post-Trump Story Lines

Since taking over as chief of NBCUniversal News Group last year, Cesar Conde has made it clear he wants the division to place a bigger bet on streaming. He has begun to put his stamp on the organization — which includes MSNBC, CNBC and NBC News — as he manages the news division during one of the busiest and most unpredictable periods for news in years. In addition to the streaming push, Conde has emphasized fiscal discipline, centralizing oversight of the news networks and cutting executive positions that each channel has had up to now, people familiar with the personnel changes say.

Tom Llamas Joins NBC News

Tom Llamas has been named senior national correspondent for NBC News and will anchor a primetime newscast for NBC News Now, the network’s streaming service. Llamas’ move to NBC News from ABC News had been expected. He signed off as the weekend anchor of ABC News’s World News Tonight in January, amid reports that he would be headed to NBC News, with a deal being reached only recently.

Lester Holt Adds Managing Editor Title At ‘NBC Nightly News’

Lester Holt has been named managing editor of NBC Nightly News, which he has anchored since 2015. The announcement of the managing editor title was made by NBC News President Noah Oppenheim. Holt also is said to have signed a contract extension, something that is typical when new titles are announced. Oppenheim wrote in a memo to staffers that “in recognition of Lester’s role driving every aspect of the Nightly News broadcast, he has been named managing editor of Nightly, effective immediately.”

NBC’s Kristen Welker Reveals Difficulties With Infertility

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News’ Kristen Welker, shortly before she expects the birth of a daughter through a surrogate, is revealing the struggles with infertility that she and her husband, John Hughes, have gone through. Welker, NBC’s chief White House correspondent and the moderator of last fall’s final presidential debate between Joe Biden and […]

NBC News Tackles ‘Climate Challenge’

Heading into Earth Day on April 22, NBC News will feature week-long coverage on the state of the climate crisis across platforms including Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, MSNBC, NBCNews.com and NBC News Now.

NBCU Launches ‘Inspiring America’ Across Nets

NBCUniversal News Group launches Inspiring America as a multiplatform franchise that starts with a primetime television event honoring extraordinary individuals who have made an impact during these difficult times.

TVN NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

TVN Newsroom Innovators | NBC News ‘Nails The Voice’ On TikTok

As one of the few TV news players on TikTok, NBC News pairs professional polish with a “gut feeling” for native voice and trending elements. Meg Ludemann, its de facto anchor there, aims for the persona of “your smart friend who’s telling you what’s going on.” Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Q&A WITH BRANDY ZADROZNY

NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny On Documenting The ‘Depressing’ Internet

“Suddenly, the stupid stuff on the internet, the scary stuff on the internet, became just so mainstream and important. And that totally should not be.”

Morgan Radford Joins Live-Streaming NBC News Now As Anchor

NBC News Names Brandy Zadrozny, Ben Collins Senior Reporters For Business, Tech, Media

Bill Neely Is Retiring From NBC News

NBC’s Lester Holt Warns Media Against Giving ‘Platform For Misinformation’

Lester Holt, the anchor of NBC Nightly News, argued Tuesday that news organizations and the journalists they employ should do everything they can to call out misinformation permeating the political media ecosystem and separate facts from falsehoods forcefully to combat that trend.

‘Today’ Adds Two New Digital Execs

Former CNN Great Big Story VP Ashley Codianni is joining NBC as executive editor of Today Digital, and Missy Dunlop Parsons is being promoted to executive producer of Today All Day, the morning show’s 24/7 lifestyle streaming channel. In this new role, Codianni will manage the Today.com editorial and social teams, working in tandem with the Today broadcast team to highlight programming across all our digital platforms.

NBC News International President Deborah Turness Exits To Become ITN CEO

Deborah Turness is leaving NBC News after eight years to become the CEO of ITN, the UK news producer. Turness first joined NBC News in 2013, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to be president of a network news division. She moved over to become president of NBC News International in 2017 after the company took a stake in Euronews. NBC sold its stake in Euronews last April to focus on the launch of an international television news channel, named NBC Sky World News. Four months later, NBC abandoned plans to launch the channel, citing commercial challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Digital News Changes At NBC News

NBC News announced Thursday that Catherine Kim has been upped to SVP, global digital news, where she will continue to oversee all digital newsroom activities for NBC News and an expanded digital effort at MSNBC. David Firestone will now run the daily coverage as executive editor, NBC News digital. He will report to Kim.

Patricia Lynch, NBC Journalist Who Focused On Cults, Dies At 82

NBC News Standards & Practices Chief Marian Porges Stepping Down In March

VP Kamala Harris Grants Her First Network Interview Since Inauguration Day To Savannah Guthrie

NBC News Plans Year Of Special Reports

Savannah Guthrie’s next one-hour special won’t appear on any of NBC News’ best known properties, which include Today and NBC Nightly News. And yet, it may be of more critical importance to the NBCUniversal-owned news organization than any in-depth report she’s presented in recent months. Guthrie will today kick off a week-long focus by NBC News on the mental health of young people during the pandemic, the first of what NBC News President Noah Oppenheim says will be a year-long effort to provide deep reports — one a week — around specific topics across NBC News media properties.

NBC News Ups David Verdi To EVP Of Global Newsgathering

NBC News Names Mike Memoli And Carol Lee White House Correspondents