April 30, 2013 |
After an absence of over eight years, Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News. The former first lady of California first rose to prominence as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 through 2004, when she stepped down to focus on her political life with her (now estranged) husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as governor of California. (Shriver and Schwarzenegger are currently separated). The announcement of Shriver's return was made Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. But it wasn't completely unexpected; Shriver appeared on "Today" last month to contribute to the network's coverage of the selection of the new pope in Rome.
June 27, 2013 |
William J. Bratton, former Los Angeles Police Department chief and former police commissioner of New York and Boston, has joined NBC News as an analyst specializing in police counterterrorism efforts, domestic intelligence gathering and criminal justice. The Comcast-owned network said Thursday that Bratton -- already a familiar face on TV in the aftermath of such high-profile events as the Boston Marathon bombing and the Christopher Dorner shooting rampage in Southern California -- would regularly appear on NBC News programs as well as on the company's cable news channel MSNBC.
May 21, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before going out to vote for next mayor of Los Angeles. The Skinny: It's election day here so do your civic duty and remember to take nothing for granted. Tuesday's stories include a new president at NBC News, Seth MacFarlane says no -- again -- to hosting the Oscars, and "The X Factor" has locked in its new judges. Daily Dose: Now that the upfronts are done, the big TV production companies have rolled out the red carpet for top television executives from around the globe who come here every May for a shopping spree.
February 19, 2013 |
David Axelrod, former White House advisor and senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, is joining MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst, the networks announced today. It marks a return to the world of journalism for the formerly mustachioed politico. He was the City Hall bureau chief at the Chicago Tribune for eight years before launching his own media and political consulting firm. His move is the latest in a post-election reshuffling at the cable news networks.
May 10, 2013 |
NBC has pulled the plug on "Rock Center," the prime-time news magazine hosted by "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, after just two seasons, the network said late Friday. The cancellation of "Rock Center" is a blow to Williams and NBC's news unit, which spent a lot of money on the show. NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke was also a champion of "Rock Center. " Besides Williams, "Rock Center" was filled with several big-name producers and correspondents including former "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel and Harry Smith, a CBS News veteran.
November 11, 2013 |
The British invasion of NBC News continues. In her first major hire since taking over as president of NBC News in August, Deborah Turness has raided her old shop ITV News and tapped Julian March, ITV's director of online for a similar role at NBC News. March will serve as senior vice president of editorial and innovation at NBC News. In that role, he will have oversight over all of NBC News' digital business including NBCNews.com and integration of NBC's television and digital operations.