Ayman Mohyeldin Rejoins NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBC newsman Ayman Mohyeldin is returning to the network where he started his career a decade ago. Mohyeldin, who will be based in Cairo and cover the Middle East, rejoins NBC next month, the network announced Monday. He comes from Al Jazeera English, where he has been a correspondent for […]

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH NBC'S VIVIAN SCHILLER

NBC And Digital: ‘Relentless Experimentation’

NBC News recently tapped former NPR head Vivian Schiller as its new chief digital officer. Schiller, who also has a stint as general manager for NYTimes.com on her resume, is ready to push social media experimentation and rev up innovation in the news organization’s Web and mobile properties.

CBS News’ Katie Boyle Joins Brian Williams Show

ABC, NBC Snipe Over Paying Sources

As ABC News moves away from checkbook journalism, its competitors are starting to gloat — and distance themselves from similar practices. “We were happy to hear about this change in ABC News policy,” a spokesperson for NBC News said. “We agree that their recent activity has been bad for journalism and the news industry. And we welcome them back to the practices that we work hard to uphold.” An ABC News insider, flabbergasted by the NBC comment, fired back saying, “NBC News lies about its practices, does not disclose the habitual payments it makes for interviews, and then has the gall to get up on a high horse.”

NBC News Teams With Facebook For GOP Debate

Harry Smith Leaving CBS News For NBC

CBS News long-timer Harry Smith is heading to NBC News. A source inside CBS said Smith is joining NBC to be part of a new primetime newsmagazine with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. The network plans to launch the new program during the 2011-12 season.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: "I Think Twitter Is Made For TV"

FBI Investigated 2001 Tim Russert Death Threat

Networks Open Checkbooks For Interviews

TV networks are increasingly in the news for their willingness to pay for exclusive access to news subjects. The practice was especially visible last week when ABC News ran an exclusive interview with Meagan Broussard, one of the women who was sent lewd photos by Anthony Weiner, after the network paid her about $15,000 for photos. ABC said its extensive reporting, including the interview, led to Weiner’s admissions about his online behavior.

Schiller Named NBC News Chief Digital Officer

Hartman Tapped For Brian Williams Newsmag

Former CBS News and BBC producer Rome Hartman has been named executive producer of the new program, which will feature stories from NBC News personalities including Meredith Vieira.

‘NBC Nightly News’ Debuts An iPad App

Last Week Was Busy One For Brian Williams

There was an aborted trip to London, a late-night Alabama check-in for tornado coverage, a White House correspondents’ dinner where the NBC News anchor sat with a military leader who gave no indication that an order had been given to attack Osama bin Laden’s compound and the next night’s announcement of the terrorist’s death. He was America’s anchorman, invited by David Letterman to discuss the bin Laden story on the Late Show, and by Charlie Rose to be a fill-in moderator for a panel of thinkers talking about the mission.

WMAQ Asst. ND Chris Pena Moving To NBC News

Q&A WITH JIM BELL

‘Today’ Boss On Lauer Rumors: ‘Ludicrous’

Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC cash cow Today, says the rumor that Matt Lauer has given notice that he will leave when his contract is up at the end of 2012 is “silly speculation.”

NBC News: Compare Us To Primetime Shows

The network tells buyers that viewers of its NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams may be older but they are more attentive — and the spots are cheaper.

NBC Ignores Tax Story About Parent GE

It’s the kind of accountability journalism that makes readers raise an eyebrow, if it doesn’t raise their blood pressure first. General Electric Co., reported the New York Times last week, earned $14.2 billion in worldwide profits last year, including $5.1 billion in the U.S. — and paid exactly zero dollars in federal taxes. But the story was conspicuously absent from the reportage of one news organization: NBC.

Foreign News Dominates National Newscasts

“We’ve had a year’s worth of international breaking news, and we’re only halfway through March,” says Tony Maddox, EVP and managing director at CNN International, where anchors spoke on Saturday of being “live on five continents.”

Tweet To Ann Curry Helps Find Woman In Japan

NBC Wins Feb. News Race, ABC Grows

he February finishing order for the network evening newscasts didn’t look much different, with Brian Williams‘ NBC Nightly News taking top honors, followed by Diane Sawyer’s ABC World News and Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News finishing last. But ABC was the only network to show growth (it was up 1%).

Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo Upped At NBC

Fogel Joins NBC News As London Correspondent

NBC News Taps Sanfuentes As D.C. Bureau Chief

NBC News’ Whitaker Named CNN Managing Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News’ Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker is leaving the network for a key management role at CNN. CNN said Friday that Whitaker will become its executive vice president and managing editor, responsible for editorial coverage at CNN, HLN, the CNN website and international network and other news properties. It’s a […]

NBC, ITV To Share Foreign Correspondents

Chen To Lead NBC News Business Development

Roger Mudd Donates $4 Million To Alma Mater

BROADCAST PRIMETIME RATINGS ROUNDUP, NOV. 1-7

Election Week Boosts NBC News Numbers

Nightly News averaged 8.7 million viewers last week. It opened up the largest weekly gap between NBC and the second-place ABC’s World News since last winter’s Olympics, which NBC aired with Brian Williams on the scene.

Olbermann Apologizes For Donation ‘Drama’

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Olbermann apologized to his fans — but not NBC News — on Monday for the “unnecessary drama” surrounding his two-day suspension for making political donations. The “Countdown” host complained that he was being punished for mistakenly violating an inconsistently applied rule that he had known nothing about. He said he […]