Yamiche Alcindor, the veteran Washington correspondent who has moderated PBS’s Washington Week since the spring of 2021. is stepping down from the show, according to a memo sent to staffers Monday. Alcindor “has now decided to conclude her tenure with the program as she focuses full-time on her work at NBC and on her forthcoming book,” said Sharon Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, the PBS station that produces the program, in a memo. No replacement for Alcindor has been named yet.
Primaries are now well underway, and the 2022 midterm elections are a focus for news organizations already preparing for what’s certain to be a contentious 2024 presidential campaign. With that in mind, The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the Beltway-based news personalities and executives poised to play a leading role in the months (and years) ahead.
ABC’s Cecilia Vega, CBS’s Nancy Cordes, NBC’s Kristen Welker, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor open up about holding the current administration to account while lifting each other up: “We’ve got each other’s backs.”
She succeeds Robert Costa at a program best known as the longtime home of the anchor Gwen Ifill.
Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang symbolize the test of covering a White House like none other, with a president who views the press as an enemy yet is accessible almost daily. A question may elicit a candid response, misdirection, falsehood or attack — you never know what’s coming.
TV and radio correspondents from ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS will be on hand in Las Vegas to offer
“Tales From the White House Beat.”