Investigative Reporter Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

Michael Isikoff in 1998
Michael Isikoff in 1998
 Associated Press

Michael Isikoff, an investigative reporter best known for his coverage of the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal in the late 1990s, has exited NBC News.

He told the Washington Post's Erik Wemple Blog that Friday was his last day with the news division.

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"I had a good ride at NBC, and I'm glad I did this," he said. "But it's fair to say there was a mutual agreement that this was a situation that was no longer working out."

Richard Esposito, senior executive producer of the NBC News investigative unit, told the blog: "Michael has done terrific work for NBC News on stories ranging from revealing which government official leaked the U.S. Stuxnet virus attack on Iran's nuclear program to a groundbreaking examination of the Obama administration drone-strike program. We're grateful for all he's done and wish him the very best."

Isikoff joined NBC News in July 2010 after 16 years at Newsweek. He had been named a contributor at MSNBC a year before.

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He told The New York Times that he plans to remain in Washington but would not divulge his plans.

His departure follows the recent exit of senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers. ABC News' Cynthia McFadden recently joined NBC News as senior legal and investigative correspondent.

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