Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander were named the new chief White House correspondents for NBC News, part of a rejiggering of some of the news unit’s personnel in the nation’s capital as many news outlets prepare to cover a new presidential administration.
President Donald Trump went off on NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander after he pressed him on what he would say to Americans who are frightened by the coronavirus. “What do you say to Americans that are scared?” Alexander asked. “I’d say you are a terrible reporter,” Trump responded. “I think that’s a very nasty question, and I think that’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people.” He then blasted NBC News and its parent company, Comcast, in general.
Peter Alexander is taking on more duties at NBC News, joining the network’s Today on Saturdays in addition to keeping his role as White House correspondent. Alexander joined the morning program Saturday alongside co-anchor Sheinelle Jones and weather anchor Dylan Dryer. He replaces Craig Melvin, who has taken up new duties on the weekday broadcast of NBC’s morning franchise.
Peter Alexander has been named NBC White House Correspondent, joining Chuck Todd and Kristen Welker on the beat effective immediately. In addition, Chuck Todd will extend his tenure as NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, as well as anchor of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, editor of NBCNews.com’s First Read blog, and frequent […]