News Vet Bettag Joins NBC’s ‘Rock Center’

Tom Bettag, formerly of CNN, Nightline and CBS Evening News, will be a segment producer for Brian Williams' upcoming newsmagazine.

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams’ NBC newsmagazine continues to add top talent as it approaches a Halloween night debut.

NBC said Wednesday that TV veteran Tom Bettag is joining “Rock Center” as a segment producer. Bettag was the executive producer of “Nightline” with Ted Koppel and before that ran the “CBS Evening News” with Dan Rather. Most recently he has been working at CNN.

NBC has previously said that Bettag’s old colleague Koppel would be doing stories for “Rock Center.” Harry Smith, Kate Snow and Meredith Vieira will be some of the other reporters working there.

Williams said of Bettag that, “We are flattered that he wants to be a part of us.”

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