July 11, 2011 2:17pm PT by Marisa Guthrie
It's Official: Harry Smith to NBC News
It’s official; Harry Smith joins NBC News as a correspondent contributing to the network’s upcoming primetime newsmagazine to be hosted by Brian Williams. The news was widely reported last week with Smith’s departure from CBS News, where he’s worked since 1986.
The announcement came Monday from Steve Capus, president of NBC News.
“A veteran in the industry and highly regarded journalist, we’re honored to have Harry on board as one of the correspondents of the new primetime newsmagazine show," Capus said in a statement. “His vast experience, covering everything from interviews with world leaders to wars and natural disasters, makes him a perfect fit for this new broadcast. Plus, Harry also brings a well earned reputation for being a great colleague and co-worker - something we truly value at NBC News.”
The Williams-hosted newsmagazine is a candidate for the fall schedule. Rome Hartman, another veteran of CBS News, is the executive producer with Williams. David Corvo, the longtime long-form executive at NBC News, is senior executive producer.