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)Andrew Lack (executive)>Andrew Lack (Chairman of NBCUniversal News GroupSTEEL >FIRST=EMILY TITLE=NBC BRINGS BACK ANDREW LACK TO LEAD ITS NEWS DIVISION NEWSPAPER=THE NEW YORK TIMES URL-STATUS=LIVE ARCHIVEDATE=APRIL 25, 2015, mdy-all, )|label4 = Founded30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, New York (state)>New York, U.S.A.|label6 = Major BureausUniversal City, California>Universal City, CaliforniaGovernmental Affairs HeadquartersWashington, D.C.European HeadquartersLondon, UKAsia Pacific HeadquartersSingapore, Hong Kong|label7 = Area served|data7 = Worldwide|label8 = Broadcast programs:Meet the Press>Meet the Press with Chuck Todd''Today (U.S. TV program)'NBC Nightly News'Weekend Today'Dateline NBC'Early TodayToday (U.S. TV program)#Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda>Today with Kathie Lee and HodaSunday Today with Willie Geist''|label9 = Owner|data9 = Comcast|label10 = Parent|data10 = NBCUniversal|label11 = Divisions|data11 = NBC News International|label12 = Subsidiaries|data12 = Euronews(25%)|label13 =}}}}(File:NBC News logo from 1959-1972.jpg|right|thumb|1959–72 logo.)NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC. The division operates under NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, in turn a subsidiary of Comcast. The group's various operations report to the president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim.NEWS, Battaglio, Stephen, February 14, 2017, 'Today' show executive Noah Oppenheim is named president of NBC News,weblink Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2017, live,weblink" title="">weblink February 15, 2017, mdy-all, NBC News aired the first, regularly scheduled news program in American broadcast television history on February 21, 1940. The group's broadcasts are produced and aired from 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC's headquarters in New York City.The division presides over America's number-one-rated newscast,WEB,weblink "nbc nightly news" ratings win, Masonhall, Erika, January 23, 2013, February 22, 2013, dead,weblink" title="">weblink February 1, 2014, NBC Nightly News, and the longest-running television series in American history, Meet The Press, the Sunday morning program of newsmakers interviews. NBC News also offers 70 years of rare historic footageWEB,weblink News Footage & Stock Video Footage, NBCUniversal Archives, April 22, 2013, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 15, 2013, mdy-all, from the NBCUniversal Archives online.NBC News operates a 24-hour cable news network known as MSNBC, which includes the organization's flagship daytime news operation, MSNBC Live. The cable network shares staff and editorial control with NBC News. In 2017, the organization entered into a partnership and purchased a 25% stake in Euronews, a European 24-hour news network.


Caravan era

The first, regularly scheduled, American television newscast in history was made by NBC News on February 21, 1940, anchored by Lowell Thomas (1892-1981), and airing weeknights at 6:45 p.m. It was simply Lowell Thomas in front of a television camera while doing his NBC network radio broadcast, the television simulcast seen only in New York.BOOK, Lowell, Thomas, So Long Until Tomorrow, New York, Wm. Morrow and Co, 1977, 0-688-03236-2, 17–19, Lowell Thomas, registration,weblink In June 1940, NBC, through its flagship station in New York City, W2XBS (renamed commercial WNBT in 1941, now WNBC) operating on channel one, televised 30¼ hours of coverage of the Republican National Convention live and direct from Philadelphia. The station used a series of relays from Philadelphia to New York and on to upper New York State, for rebroadcast on W2XB in Schenectady (now WRGB), making this among the first "network" programs of NBC Television. Due to wartime and technical restrictions, there were no live telecasts of the 1944 conventions, although films of the events were reportedly shown over WNBT the next day.About this time, there were irregularly scheduled, quasi-network newscasts originating from NBC's WNBT in New York City and reportedly fed to WPTZ (now KYW-TV) in Philadelphia and WRGB in Schenectady, NY, such as Esso sponsored news features a well as The War As It Happens in the final days of World War II, another irregularly scheduled NBC television newsreel program which was also seen in New York, Philadelphia and Schenectady on the relatively few (roughly 5000) television sets which existed at the time. After the war, NBC Television Newsreel aired filmed news highlights with narration. Later in 1948, when sponsored by Camel Cigarettes, NBC Television Newsreel was renamed Camel Newsreel Theatre and then, when John Cameron Swayze was added as an on-camera anchor in 1949, the program was renamed Camel News Caravan.In 1948, NBC teamed up with Life magazine to provide election night coverage of President Harry S. Truman's surprising victory over New York governor Thomas E. Dewey. The television audience was small, but NBC's share in New York was double that of any other outlet."New York City Hooper Ratings for Election Night 1948" {{webarchive|url= |date=March 2, 2009 }} The following year, the Camel News Caravan, anchored by John Cameron Swayze, debuted on NBC. Lacking the graphics and technology of later years, it nonetheless contained many of the elements of modern newscasts.BOOK, Matusow, Barbara, The Evening Stars: The Making of the Network News Anchor, Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983, NBC hired its own film crews and in the program's early years, it dominated CBS's competing program, which did not hire its own film crews until 1953. (by contrast, CBS spent lavishly on Edward R. Murrow's weekly series, See It Now). In 1950, David Brinkley began serving as the program's Washington correspondent, but attracted little attention outside the network until paired with Chet Huntley in 1956.NEWS, Whitworth, William, An Accident of Casting, The New Yorker, August 3, 1968, In 1955, the Camel News Caravan fell behind CBS's Douglas Edwards with the News, and Swayze lost the already tepid support of NBC executives. The following year, NBC replaced the program with the Huntley-Brinkley Report.Beginning in 1951, NBC News was managed by director of news Bill McAndrew, who reported to vice president of news and public affairs J. Davidson Taylor.BOOK, Frank, Reuven, Out of Thin Air: The Brief Wonderful Life of Network News, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1991,

Huntley-Brinkley era

File:NBC News promotional photo 1961.JPG|thumb|180px|NBC News had close to 700 correspondents and cameramen in 1961 who were stationed throughout the world. Film was received in the United States by plane or by the jointly operated NBC-BBCBBCTelevision assumed an increasingly prominent role in American family life in the late 1950s, and NBC News was called television's "champion of news coverage."BOOK, Manchester, William, The Death of a President, New York, Harper & Row, 1967, 190, William Manchester, NBC president Robert Kintner provided the news division with ample amounts of both financial resources and air time. In 1956, the network paired anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and the two became celebrities, supported by reporters including John Chancellor, Frank McGee, Edwin Newman, Sander Vanocur, Nancy Dickerson, Tom Pettit, and Ray Scherer.Created by producer Reuven Frank, NBC's The Huntley–Brinkley Report had its debut on October 29, 1956.WEB,weblink Journalist Helped Usher In Heyday of Network News, Barnes, Bart, 13 June 2003, The Washington Post, During much of its 14-year run, it exceeded the viewership levels of its CBS News competition, anchored initially by Douglas Edwards and, beginning in April 1962, by Walter Cronkite.NBC's vice president of news and public affairs, J. Davidson Taylor, was a Southerner who, with producer Reuven Frank, was determined that NBC would lead television's coverage of the civil rights movement.BOOK, Roberts, Gene, Klibanoff, Hank, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, 155, Gene Roberts (journalist), In 1955, NBC provided national coverage of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, airing reports from Frank McGee, then news director of NBC's Montgomery affiliate WSFA-TV, who would later join the network. A year later, John Chancellor's coverage of the admission of black students to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was the first occasion when the key news story came from television rather than printBOOK, Halberstam, David, The Fifties (book), The Fifties, New York, Villard Books, 1993, David Halberstam, and prompted a prominent U.S. senator to observe later, "When I think of Little Rock, I think of John Chancellor." Other reporters who covered the movement for the network included Sander Vanocur, Herbert Kaplow, Charles Quinn, and Richard Valeriani, who was hit with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama in 1965.BOOK, Raines, Howell, My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971, 371–72, While Walter Cronkite's enthusiasm for the space race eventually won the anchorman viewers for CBS, NBC News, with the work of correspondents such as Frank McGee, Roy Neal, Jay Barbree, and Peter Hackes, also provided ample coverage of American manned space missions in the Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo programs. In an era when space missions rated continuous coverage, NBC configured its largest studio, Studio 8H, for space coverage. It utilized models and mockups of rockets and spacecraft, maps of the earth and moon to show orbital trackage, and stages on which animated figures created by puppeteer Bil Baird were used to depict movements of astronauts before on-board spacecraft television cameras were feasible. (Studio 8H had been home to the NBC Symphony Orchestra and is now the home of Saturday Night Live.) NBC's coverage of the first moon landing in 1969 earned the network an Emmy Award.WEB,weblink The Moments before the Eagle Landed, NBC News, July 20, 2004, Jay, Barbree, mdy-all, In the late 1950s, Kintner reorganized the chain of command at the network, making Bill McAndrew president of NBC News, reporting directly to Kintner. McAndrew served in that position until his death in 1968. McAndrew was succeeded by his executive vice president, producer Reuven Frank, who held the position until 1973.On November 22, 1963, NBC interrupted various programs on its affiliate stations at 1:45 p.m. to announce that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas. Eight minutes later, at 1:53:12 p.m., NBC broke into programming with a network bumper slide and Chet Huntley, Bill Ryan and Frank McGee informing the viewers what was going on as it happened; but since a camera was not in service, the reports were audio only. However, NBC did not begin broadcasting over the air until 1:57 p.m. ET. About 40 minutes later, after word came that JFK was pronounced dead, NBC suspended regular programming and carried 71 hours of uninterrupted news coverage of the assassination and the funeral of the president—including the only live broadcast of the fatal shooting of Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, by Jack Ruby as Oswald was being led in handcuffs by law-enforcement officials through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters.BOOK, NBC News, There Was a President, New York, Random House, 1966,

NBC Nightly News era

NBC's ratings lead began to slip toward the end of the 1960s and fell sharply when Chet Huntley retired in 1970 (Huntley died of cancer in 1974). The loss of Huntley, along with a reluctance by RCA to fund NBC News at a similar level as CBS was funding its news division, left NBC News in the doldrums. NBC's primary news show gained its present title, NBC Nightly News, on August 3, 1970.The network tried a platoon of anchors (Brinkley, McGee, and John Chancellor) during the early months of Nightly News. Despite the efforts of the network's eventual lead anchor, the articulate, even-toned Chancellor, and an occasional first-place finish in the Nielsens, Nightly News in the 1970s was primarily a strong second. By the end of the decade, NBC had to contend not only with a powerful CBS but also a surging ABC, led by Roone Arledge. Tom Brokaw became sole anchor in 1983, after co-anchoring with Roger Mudd for a year, and began leading NBC's efforts. In 1986 and 1987, NBC won the top spot in the Nielsens for the first time in years,NEWS,weblink ABC Surpasses CBS in Evening News Ratings, The New York Times, November 29, 1989, Jeremy, Gerard, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 27, 2017, mdy-all, only to fall back when Nielsen's ratings methodology changed. In late 1996, Nightly News again moved into first place,NEWS,weblink CBS tops Nielsens 2nd week in row,, San Francisco Examiner, March 12, 1997, a spot it has held onto in most of the succeeding years. Brian Williams assumed primary anchor duties when Brokaw retired in December 2004.WEB,weblink Tom Brokaw retires, makes way for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News" - - Columbia, South Carolina,, December 2, 2004, August 5, 2015, live,weblink" title="">weblink June 20, 2015, mdy-all, In February 2015, NBC suspended Williams for six months for telling an inaccurate story about his experience in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.NEWS,weblink A Note from Deborah Turness, February 10, 2015, NBC News, February 11, 2015, He was replaced by Lester Holt on an interim basis. On June 18, 2015, it was announced that Holt would become the permanent anchor and Williams would be moved to MSNBC as an anchor of breaking news and special reports beginning in August.WEB,weblink Lester Holt Named Anchor of 'NBC Nightly News', NBC News, August 5, 2015, live,weblink July 26, 2015, mdy-all, In 1993, Dateline NBC broadcast an investigative report about the safety of General Motors (GM) trucks. GM discovered the "actual footage" utilized in the broadcast had been rigged by the inclusion of explosive incendiaries attached to the gas tanks and the use of improper sealants for those tanks. GM subsequently filed an anti-defamation lawsuit against NBC, which publicly admitted the results of the tests were rigged and settled the lawsuit with GM on the very same day.BOOK,weblink Speaking Respect, Respecting Speech, Richard L. Abel, University of Chicago Press, May 6, 1998, 191, 9780226000565, live,weblink June 24, 2016, mdy-all,

1995 onwards

On October 22, 2007, Nightly News moved into its new high definition studios, at Studio 3C at NBC Studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The network's 24-hour cable network, MSNBC, joined the network in New York on that day as well. The new studios/headquarters for NBC News and MSNBC are now located in one area.{{citation needed|date=October 2012}}During the financial crisis of 2007–2008, NBC News was urged to save $500 million by NBC Universal. On that occasion, NBC News laid off several of its in-house reporters such as Kevin Corke, Jeannie Ohm and Don Teague. This was the largest layoff in NBC News history.After the sudden death of the influential moderator Tim Russert of Meet the Press in June 2008, Tom Brokaw took over as an interim host; and on December 14, 2008, David Gregory became the new moderator of the show until August 14, 2014, when NBC announced that NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd would take over as the 12th moderator of Meet the Press starting September 7, 2014. David Gregory's last broadcast was August 10, 2014.WEB,weblink Chuck Todd Takes Helm of 'Meet the Press', NBC News, August 5, 2015, live,weblink July 11, 2015, mdy-all, WEB,weblink NBC's Tim Russert dead at 58 - politics, NBC News, June 14, 2008, August 5, 2015, live,weblink" title="">weblink July 9, 2015, mdy-all, By 2009, NBC had established leadership in network news, airing the highest-rated morning, evening, and Sunday interview news programs.NEWS,weblink A Matrix of News Winners Buoys NBC, The New York Times, March 8, 2009, Bill, Carter, Brian, Stelter, live,weblink" title="">weblink August 27, 2017, mdy-all, Its ability to share costs with MSNBC and share in the cable network's advertising and subscriber revenue made it far more profitable than its network rivals.NEWS,weblink Network News at a Crossroads, The New York Times, February 28, 2010, Brian, Stelter, Bill, Carter, B1, live,weblink" title="">weblink April 14, 2017, mdy-all, (File:NBC Nightly News Broadcast.jpg|thumb|right|200px|NBC Nightly News broadcast, March 2008.)On March 27, 2012, NBC News broadcast an edited segment from a 911 call placed by George Zimmerman before he shot Trayvon Martin. The editing made it appear that Zimmerman volunteered that Martin was black, rather than merely responding to the dispatcher's inquiry, which would support a view that the shooting was racially motivated. A media watchdog organization accused NBC News of engaging in "an all-out falsehood." While NBC News initially declined to comment,WEB, Paul, Bond, NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy (Video),weblink The Hollywood Reporter, live,weblink" title="">weblink March 31, 2012, mdy-all, the news agency did issue an apology to viewers.NEWS,weblink The Washington Post, Erik, Wemple, NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up, April 4, 2012, live,weblink November 18, 2017, mdy-all, The Washington Post called the statement "skimpy on the details on just how the mistake unfolded."On December 13, 2012, NBC News reporter Richard Engel and his five crew members, Aziz Akyavaş, Ghazi Balkiz, John Kooistra, Ian Rivers and Ammar Cheikh Omar, were kidnapped in Syria. Having escaped after five days in captivity, Engel said he believed that a Shabiha group loyal to al-Assad was behind the abduction, and that the crew was freed by the Ahrar al-Sham group five days later.{{citation |author1=Brian Stelter |author2=Sebnem Arsu |title=Richard Engel of NBC Is Freed in Syria |work=The New York Times |url= |date=December 18, 2012 |accessdate=December 8, 2015 |url-status=live |archiveurl= |archivedate=November 6, 2015 |df=mdy-all }} Engel's account was however challenged from early on.WEB, Jamie Dettmer, Richard Engel's Kidnapping: A Behind the Scenes Look, The Daily Beast,weblink December 22, 2012, December 8, 2015, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 10, 2015, mdy-all, In April 2015, NBC had to revise the kidnapping account, following further investigations by The New York Times, which suggested that the NBC team "was almost certainly taken by a Sunni criminal element affiliated with the Free Syrian Army," rather than by a loyalist Shia group.NEWS, Ravi Somaiya, C. J. Chivers, Karam Shoumali, The New York Times, NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent's Kidnapping in Syria,weblink April 15, 2015, December 8, 2015, live,weblink" title="">weblink January 17, 2016, mdy-all, In 2013 John Lapinski was director of elections, replacing Sheldon Gawiser. In 2015 the election team's decision desk group was given its first permanent space at 30 Rockefeller, replacing the News Sales Archives that had occupied the space previously.NEWS, Ariens, Chris, NBC News Unveils Its First Permanent Decision Desk,weblink AdWeek, October 15, 2015, The NBC News division was the first news team to possess the tape of Donald Trump recorded by Access Hollywood, after a producer of the NBC show had made the news division aware of it; the News division internally debated publishing it for three days, and then an unidentified source gave a copy of the tape to Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who contacted NBC for comment, notified the Trump campaign that he had the video, obtained confirmation of its authenticity, and released a story and the tape itself, scooping NBC.NEWS,weblink This Is How the Hot Mic Tape of Donald Trump Was Leaked, Fernandez, Alexia, October 8, 2016, People, October 9, 2016, live,weblink" title="">weblink October 9, 2016, mdy-all, NEWS, David A., Fahrenthold, David Fahrenthold,weblink Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005, The Washington Post, October 7, 2016, live,weblink October 7, 2016, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink A caller had a lewd tape of Donald Trump. Then the race to break the story was on., Farhi, Paul, October 7, 2016, The Washington Post, October 9, 2016, live,weblink October 8, 2016, mdy-all, Alerted that the Post might release the story immediately, NBC News released its own story shortly after the Post story was published.NEWS,weblink Access Hollywood, Washington Post explain how they found the Donald Trump video, Politico blogs, October 8, 2016, live,weblink" title="">weblink October 9, 2016, mdy-all, NEWS, Koblin, John, How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?,weblink The New York Times, 11 October 2017, live,weblink January 12, 2018, mdy-all, On November 29, 2017, NBC News announced that Matt Lauer's employment had been terminated after an unidentified female NBC employee reported that Lauer had sexually harassed her during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and that the harassment continued after they returned to New York.NEWS, Us Weekly staff, Matt Lauer Allegedly Sexually Harassed Colleague During 2014 Sochi Olympics,weblink Us Weekly, November 29, 2017, December 4, 2017, NBC News management said it had been aware that The New York Times and Variety had been conducting independent investigations of Lauer's behavior,WEB, de Morales, Lisa, Two More Complaints Against Matt Lauer Filed Wednesday: Report,weblink Deadline, 30 November 2017, live,weblink" title="">weblink November 30, 2017, mdy-all, but that management had been unaware of previous allegations against Lauer.NEWS,weblink Read Andy Lack's statement on Matt Lauer's firing, CNN, November 29, 2017, December 2, 2017, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 2, 2017, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct, Cherelus, Gina, Allen, Jonathan, Reuters, November 29, 2017, live,weblink November 29, 2017, mdy-all, Linda Vester, a former NBC News correspondent, disputed the claims that management knew nothing, saying that "everybody knew" that Lauer was dangerous.WEB, 2019-10-19, Former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester blasts network for Matt Lauer probe: 'We all knew Matt was dangerous',weblink, According to Ronan Farrow, multiple sources have stated that NBC News was not only aware of Lauer's misconduct beforehand, but that Harvey Weinstein used this knowledge to pressure them into killing a story that would have outed his own sexual misconduct.WEB, 2019-10-19, Harvey Weinstein threatened to expose Matt Lauer in 2017 if NBC didn't kill misconduct story: Ronan Farrow,weblink, Variety reported allegations by at least ten of Lauer's current and former colleagues.NEWS,weblink Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (Exclusive), Setoodeh, Ramin, Wagmeister, Elizabeth, November 29, 2017, December 3, 2017, Variety, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 3, 2017, mdy-all, Additional accusations went public in the ensuing days.WEB,weblink Matt Lauer scandal: There may be as many as 8 victims, Lauer breaks his silence, Jensen, Ellen, 30 November 2017, USA Today, live,weblink November 30, 2017, mdy-all, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim suggested an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein after NBC contributor Ronan Farrow pitched a general idea to report on sexual harassment in Hollywood.NEWS, Guthrie, Marisa, Ronan Farrow, the Hollywood Prince Who Torched the Castle,weblink 11 January 2018, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 January 2018, live,weblink January 11, 2018, mdy-all, After a 10-month investigation by Farrow and NBC producer Rich McHugh, NBC chose not to publish it.NEWS, Koblin, John, How Did NBC Miss Out on a Harvey Weinstein Exposé?,weblink 10 January 2018, New York Times, live,weblink January 11, 2018, mdy-all, WEB, 2019-10-19, Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story,weblink 15 October 2019, AP NEWS, The story, with very few changes, was published a few weeks later in the New Yorker Magazine instead.WEB, Condé, Nast, 2019-10-19, “Stand Down”: Ronan Farrow’s Producer on How NBC Killed Its Weinstein Story,weblink Vanity Fair, A story on the subject of Weinstein's alleged behavior also appeared several days earlier in The New York Times.NEWS, Farhi, Paul, Why did NBC News let the Weinstein blockbuster get away? Once again, questions mount.,weblink 11 January 2018, Washington Post, 11 October 2017, live,weblink January 28, 2018, mdy-all, Following criticism for missing a major story it had initiated, NBC News defended the decision, saying that at the time Farrow was at NBC, the early reporting still had important missing necessary elements.NEWS, Guthrie, Marisa, Why Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein Bombshell Did Not Run on NBC,weblink 10 January 2018, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 October 2017, live,weblink January 11, 2018, mdy-all, Farrow later disputed this characterization, saying that he had multiple named accusers willing to come forward and that the version ultimately published in the New Yorker had very few changes from the version that NBC News rejected. This version went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in April 2018.NEWS, Dzhanova, Yelena, Pulitzer Prizes award reporters who detailed sexual assault in Hollywood,weblink NBC News, April 16, 2018, A former NBC News executive has said that the story on Weinstein was killed because NBC News was aware of the sexual misconduct by Lauer; in (Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators), Ronan Farrow cites two sources within American Media, Inc stating that the story was killed in response to an overt threat from Weinstein to out Lauer.WEB, Patrick, Ryan, 2019-10-19, Ronan Farrow says NBC’s alleged cover-up of sexual misconduct is ‘bigger’ than Matt Lauer,weblink USA TODAY,


Eleven people have served as president of NBC News during its history: Reuven Frank (1968–73, 1981–85), Richard Wald (1973–77), Lester M. Crystal (1977–79), William J. Small (1979–81), Lawrence Grossman (1985–88), Michael Gartner (1988–93), Andrew Lack (1993–2001), Neal Shapiro (2001–05), and Steve Capus (2005–March 5, 2013). In August 2013, Deborah Turness assumed the role as president of NBC News, becoming the first woman to head the division.New NBC News President Deborah Turness: 'My first job is to listen' {{webarchive|url= |date=August 11, 2013 }}, TVNewser, August 5, 2013. In February 2017, Today Show producer and executive Noah Oppenheim was named president of NBC News.


(File:NBC News Washington.jpg|thumb|NBC News Washington Bureau.)

Former programming

Syndicated productions


Other productions

NBC News provides content for the Internet, as well as cable-only news networks CNBC and MSNBC. It produces a twice-daily show called Stay Tuned for Snapchat's Discover platform.

NBC News International

In November 2016, NBC News Group chairman Andy Lack announced NBCUniversal intended to purchase a 25% stake in Euronews, a European news organization competing against the likes of BBC News and ITV NewsWEB,weblink NBC News, Euronews in Talks for Strategic Partnership, Leo, Barraclough, November 11, 2016, Variety, live,weblink" title="">weblink December 2, 2017, mdy-all, The transaction was completed at the end of May 2017; Deborah Turness, former President of NBC News, was appointed to run "NBC News International," to perform NBC's role in the partnership, in which each network would contribute reporting to the other.NEWS, Clarke, Stewart, NBC Invests $30 Million in Euronews, Paves Way for EuronewsNBC,weblink Variety, 31 May 2017, live,weblink" title="">weblink October 3, 2017, mdy-all,

NBC News Radio

{{anchor|NBC News Radio}}(File:Nbcnewsradio.svg|thumb|NBC News Radio logo|left)NBC News Radio is an audio news service distributed by iHeartMedia and its TTWN Networks since July 2016. While it is not owned by NBC Universal, it features reports from NBC News correspondents, presented by anchors who are iHeartMedia employees. It is provided to the network's 24/7 News Source radio station affiliates and includes one-minute and two-minute hourly newscasts along with other audio content, such as features on money, health, politics and sports, heard on over 1,000 radio stations.WEB,weblink NBC News, iHeart Partner on 24/7 News Network., The original NBC Radio Network was purchased by Westwood One in 1987 as General Electric, which acquired NBC's parent company RCA, divested most properties not pertaining to the NBC television network. NBC Radio's news operation was merged into the Mutual Broadcasting System, then into Westwood One's then-corporate sibling CBS Radio, and eventually assimilated into the syndicator itself. Initially just a service limited to one-hour reports from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, on March 5, 2012, Dial Global – which had acquired Westwood One – announced NBC News Radio would expand to a full-time 24-hour radio news network, replacing CNN Radio (that itself replaced both NBC Radio and Mutual in 1999).As of 2016, WOR in New York City serves as NBC News Radio's East Coast flagship station, while KOGO in San Diego serves as the network's West Coast flagship station.{{citation needed|date=December 2016}}It can be heard on the internet around the clock in 15-minute cycles with the latest news, sports and other features, as part of the iHeartRadio platform. It uses the slogan "The news you want, when you want it."

NBC News Overnight/Nightside

In 1982, NBC News began production on NBC News Overnight with anchors Linda Ellerbee, Lloyd Dobyns, and Bill Schechner. It usually aired at 1:35 a.m. E.T., following The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.NBC News Overnight was cancelled in December 1983, but in 1991, NBC News launched another overnight news show called NBC Nightside. During its run, the show's anchors included Sara James,NEWS,weblink NBC to launch overnight newscast, The Baltimore Sun, Knight Ridder News Service, November 2, 1991, January 28, 2014, live,weblink" title="">weblink February 1, 2014, mdy-all, Bruce Hall, Antonio Mora, Tom Miller, Campbell Brown, Kim Hindrew, Tom Donavan, and Tonya Strong. It was based at NBC Network affiliate WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. It provided an overnight news service which NBC affiliates could air until early morning programming began, in effect providing programming to help them stay on the air 24/7. At the time, a few NBC affiliates had begun using CNN's Headline News service to provide overnight programming, and NBC decided to offer the network's own overnight news service. CBS and ABC also began their own overnight news programming, as well.NBC Nightside lasted until 1998 and was replaced by "NBC All Night," composed of reruns of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and later from January 1, 2007 to September 23, 2011, Poker After Dark. NBC now airs same day repeats of the fourth hour of Today and CNBC's Mad Money on weekdays, LXTV programs on early Sunday mornings, and Meet the Press and Dateline encores on early Monday mornings.


  • Peacock Productions
  • NBCUniversal Archives
  • NBC NewsChannel - is a news video and report feed serviceNEWS, Katz, A.J., NBC News Promotes a Correspondent From Its Video and Feed Service,weblink July 3, 2019, TV Newser, Adweek, LLC, April 24, 2019, similar to a wire service, providing pre-produced international, national and regional stories some with fronting reporters customized for NBC network affiliates. It is based in Charlotte, North Carolina with bureaus in New York City at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Washington, D.C. on North Capital Street NW, Chicago at the NBC Tower, and in Los Angeles at the Brokaw News Center on the Universal Studios Hollywood Lot with satellite bureaus at WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida and at KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado. Its headquarters in Charlotte are connected to the studios of Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC-TV. NBC News Channel also served as the production base of NBC Nightside and "Canal de Noticias, NBC".
  • NBC News Digital Group
    • NBC News Now - free streaming service operating live 3-11 p.m. eastern Monday through Friday and launched May 29, 2019 under Janelle Rodriguez, senior vice president of editorial for NBC News and MSNBC. Initial operated without an anchor until they hired Alison Morris, formerly of Fox 5 in New York, starting on July 1, 2019.NEWS, Spangler, Todd, NBC News Hires Alison Morris From Fox’s NYC Station as Full-Time Anchor for Streaming Service,weblink July 3, 2019, Variety, July 1, 2019, en, The OTT services was announced in October 2018 as NBC News Signal with Simone Boyce original tapped as the evening (7 PM) host with two MSNBC as acting as hosts.NEWS, Atkinson, Claire, NBC News unveils 'Signal,' its streaming network for cable-cutters,weblink July 3, 2019, NBC News, October 24, 2019, en,


Major bureaus

Minor bureaus (within the United States)

Foreign bureaus (NBC News/CNBC/MSNBC)

Noted coverage

NBC News got the first American news interviews from two Russian presidents (Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev), and Brokaw was the only American television news correspondent to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.NEWS, Shales, Tom, November 10, 1989, The Day the Wall Cracked; Brokaw's Live Broadcast Tops Networks' Berlin Coverage, Washington Post, Tom Shales,

Notable personnel

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Former staff

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International broadcasts

MSNBC is not shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right. However, both NBC News and MSNBC are shown for a few hours a day on OSN News in MENA Region.MSNBC is also shown occasionally on sister network CNBC Europe during breaking news, and Nightly News and Meet the Press are also shown regularly. NBC Nightly News is shown in the Philippines on 9TV (formerly Talktv and Solar News Channel), while Early Today was officially dropped from the network in December 2013, but they replaced by the repeats of Inside Edition. NBC Nightly News, along with the full program lineup of NBC, was carried by affiliate VSB-TV in Bermuda.The Seven Network in Australia has close ties with NBC and has used a majority of the network's imaging and slogans since the 1970s. Seven News has featured The Mission as its news theme since the mid-1980s. Local newscasts were named Seven Nightly News from the mid-1980s until around 2000. NBC and Seven will often share news recourses between the two countries. NBC News has been known to use Seven News reporters for live reports on a developing news story in Australia. Seven News will sometimes also incorporate an NBC News report into its national bulletins. Today, Weekend Today and Meet The Press are all broadcast on the Seven Network during the early morning hours from 3-5 a.m., just before Seven's own morning show Sunrise.In Hong Kong, NBC Nightly News is live digital television broadcast transmission (or delayed) on TVB Pearl daily from 07:00 until 08:00 Hong Kong Time (18:00 until 19:00 New York City Time).In the United Kingdom, the ITV network, used to air segments from NBC Nightly News on their (ITV News at 5:30) morning newscast before it was cancelled in December 2012. NBC News share facilities and crew in the UK with ITN, who is the news provider for ITV.

Theme music

Most of NBC's news television programs use "The Mission" by John Williams as their theme. The composition was first used by NBC in 1985 and was updated in 2004.WEB, Submitted by NBC Universal,weblink SoundtrackNet: News: Legendary Composer John Williams Composes New "NBC Sunday Night Football" Theme,, August 30, 2006, November 27, 2011, live,weblink" title="">weblink October 21, 2011, mdy-all,



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