NBC News Promotes Jeff Rossen to 'Today' National Investigative Correspondent

Jeff Rossen PR Headshot - P 2012
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Jeff Rossen PR Headshot - P 2012

The reporter will lead the morning show's new investigative division, dubbed "Rossen Reports."

NBC News has named Jeff Rossen as national investigative correspondent for the Today show, the morning program's executive producer Jim Bell announced Tuesday.

Rossen leads a new Today investigative unit called "Rossen Reports," filing stories along with a team of producers that will also air on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Dateline.

“With unmatched passion and curiosity, Jeff continues to find the new story angle that keeps our viewers informed,” said Bell in a statement. “His tireless commitment to 'Today’s' investigative series makes his new expanded role a perfect fit.”

Rossen, who joined the network as a news correspondent in September 2008, has reported for the Today Investigates segment, focusing mainly on corporate misdeeds and hidden-camera exposes. His career highlights include coverage of Michael Jackson's death, New Jersey father David Goldman's struggle to regain custody of his son and a star-making interview with Charlie Sheen as the embattled actor began his public rant against Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, among other targets.

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In 2011, Rossen won a 2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program as part of the Today team, He's also earned an Emmy for Deadline News Writing, as well as a prize from the U.S. justice department for his stories on crime victims.

Previously, he worked as a reporter and substitute anchor for ABC's affiliate news station in New York.