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CNN ‘Early Start’ Anchor Laura Jarrett Jumping to NBC News

NBC News has hired CNN Early Start anchor Laura Jarrett. Jarrett will be senior legal correspondent for NBC, covering the Supreme Court and Department of Justice, appearing on all NBC News programs and platforms. NBC News vp and head of investigations Rich Greenberg announced Jarrett’s hire in a memo Wednesday morning. “Laura joins us from […]

The Midterms Will Be Streamed: Behind NBC’s Election Night Plans

Jen Psaki slipped into the studio with seconds to spare.  It was the evening of Nov. 1, a week before the 2022 midterm elections, and the NBC News political unit (not to mention its contributors, like the former White House press secretary) were in overdrive. Just a few minutes earlier Psaki had been in a […]

‘The Talk’ Co-Host and Former NBC News Anchor Natalie Morales Joins CBS News

Former NBC News anchor Natalie Morales is getting back into the TV news business. Morales is joining CBS News as a correspondent. The new job, which she will start Nov. 1, will be in addition to her role moderating the CBS daytime panel show The Talk. Morales left NBC a year ago to join The […]

U.S. TV News Networks Scramble to Cover the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sep. 19, is shaping up to be a global spectacle. World leaders, including President Biden, will be in attendance, and the world’s media will be there, too. The queen’s funeral will be the first time such an event has been broadcast on television. In 1952, when Queen […]

Meet the Press Shakeup: David P. Gelles Named Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Show, John Reiss Shifts to Streaming Spinoff

The longest-running TV show in America is getting a new executive producer ahead of its 75th anniversary. David P. Gelles will take over as EP of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sept. 1, with the program’s current EP John Reiss shifting to a full-time role as EP of Meet the Press Reports, the deep-dive streaming […]

5 Years In, NBC News Plots ‘Stay Tuned’ Expansion

On July 19, 2017, NBC News rolled the dice on Snapchat. Just a few months earlier, parent company NBCUniversal had invested $500 million in the tech company in conjunction with its IPO, and in turn its various divisions were figuring out how they could build a presence on the Gen Z-skewing platform. “I still have […]

Jen Psaki Joining MSNBC This Fall, Developing Streaming Show

MSNBC is making it official: Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join the cable channel in the fall. Psaki, who stepped aside from her Biden administration role earlier this month, will appear on NBC News and MSNBC programming on TV and streaming later this year, and will host a show being developed for […]

Longtime NBC News Correspondent Pete Williams Leaving This Summer

Longtime NBC News correspondent Pete Williams, who has covered the Supreme Court and Department of Justice for the network since 1993, will depart the company in July, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim told staff Thursday. “From the most consequential Supreme Court cases of our time — like marriage equality and the legal battles over the […]

Chuck Todd’s Daily ‘Meet the Press’ Show to Become Streaming-Only Offering

MSNBC and NBC News are shaking things up with one of their signature franchises. Meet the Press Daily, the MSNBC program based on the Sunday public affairs show, will go streaming-only beginning next month. The show, which is anchored by Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and airs at 1 p.m. weekdays, will be renamed […]

Symone Sanders Doesn’t Want Her MSNBC Show to Be Predictable: “I Have a Reputation for Telling It Like It Is”

For most of her professional life, every time Symone Sanders would go on TV, it was to represent someone else. As the national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, she was his surrogate voice in the media. In 2020, she joined Joe Biden’s campaign, once again representing the politician in the public […]

Jim Hartz, NBC News Veteran and ‘Today’ Co-Host, Dies at 82

Jim Hartz, the NBC News veteran who covered the space program for a decade and co-hosted the Today show in the 1970s alongside Barbara Walters, has died. He was 82. Hartz died April 17 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a hospital in Fairfax County, Virginia, his wife, Alexandra, said. Hartz beat out Tom Brokaw and […]

Andrew Ross Sorkin to Host Series for NBC News Now Streaming Service

Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, who co-anchors the CNBC morning show Squawk Box, serves as a business columnist for The New York Times, and co-created the Showtime drama Billions, is adding another role to his resume: Streaming host. Sorkin will produce and host a limited series for NBC News Now, the free streaming service of NBC […]