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NBC News is the news division of American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 network NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

. It first started broadcasting in February 21, 1940. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building
GE Building
The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in the midtown Manhattan section of New York City. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for housing the headquarters of the television network NBC...

 forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National...

 it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square...

 is an area of Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 and continued to grow for much of the 20th century. It currently claims the highest ratings for its morning, evening, and Sunday interview programs. Its current president is Steve Capus
Steve Capus
-Early life and career:Steve Capus was born in 1963. He graduated from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania and went on to attend Temple University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1986. Capus began his journalism career in radio and print, working at several...

.

Caravan era


The first American television newscast in history was made by NBC News on February 21, 1940, anchored by Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas
Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous...

 and airing weeknights at 6:45 pm. 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 thirty and a quarter 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 re-broadcast on W2XB Schenectady (now WRGB), making this among the first "network" programs of NBC Television. Due to wartime restrictions, there were no live telecasts of the 1944 conventions, although films of the events were reportedly shown over WNBT the next day.

In 1948, NBC teamed up with Life magazine to provide election night coverage of President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States . As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice president and the 34th Vice President of the United States , he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his...

's surprising victory over New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. The television audience was small, but NBC's share in New York was double that of any other outlet. The following year, the Camel News Caravan
Camel News Caravan
The Camel News Caravan was a 15 minute American television news program aired by NBC News from February 14, 1949 to October 26, 1956. Sponsored by the Camel cigarette brand and anchored by John Cameron Swayze, it was the first NBC news program to use NBC filmed news stories rather than movie...

, anchored by John Cameron Swayze
John Cameron Swayze
John Cameron Swayze was a popular news commentator and game show panelist in the United States during the 1950s.- Early life :...

, began on NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

. Lacking the graphics and technology of later years, it nonetheless contained many of the elements of modern newscasts. 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
Edward R. Murrow
Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada.Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss, and Alexander Kendrick...

's weekly series, See It Now
See It Now
See It Now is an American newsmagazine and documentary series broadcast by CBS from 1951 to 1958. It was created by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly, Murrow being the host of the show. From 1952 to 1957, See It Now won four Emmy Awards and was nominated three times...

.) 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. In 1955, the Camel News Caravan fell behind CBS's Douglas Edwards with the News
CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963....

, and Swayze lost the already tepid support of NBC executives. The following year, NBC replaced the program with the Huntley-Brinkley Report
Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Huntley-Brinkley Report was the NBC television network's flagship evening news program from October 29, 1956 until July 31, 1970. It was anchored by Chet Huntley in New York City, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C...

.

Beginning in 1951, NBC News was managed by Bill McAndrew, Director of News, who reported to J. Davidson Taylor, Vice President of News and Public Affairs.

Huntley-Brinkley era


As television assumed an increasingly prominent role in American family life in the late 1950s, NBC News became television's "champion of news coverage." NBC President Robert Kintner believed that a dominant NBC News could lift his entire network to the top, and he 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 went on to acquire great celebrity. They were supported by a strong bench of reporters that over time included John Chancellor
John Chancellor
John William Chancellor was a well-known American journalist who spent most of his career with NBC News...

, Frank McGee
Frank McGee (journalism)
Frank McGee was an American television journalist.Born in Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, McGee began his broadcast news career at WKY-TV in his hometown. In 1955, the owners of WKY purchased WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, and sent McGee there as news...

, Edwin Newman
Edwin Newman
Edwin Harold Newman was an American newscaster, journalist and author.-Early life and education:Newman was born on January 25, 1919 in New York City to Myron and Rose Newman. His older brother was M. W. Newman, a longtime reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Newman married Rigel Grell on August...

, Sander Vanocur
Sander Vanocur
Sander "Sandy" Vanocur is an American journalist.- Career :Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Vanocur moved to Peoria, Illinois when he was twelve years old. After attending Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the Northwestern...

, Nancy Dickerson
Nancy Dickerson
Nancy Dickerson was an American pioneering radio and television newswoman. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism, she later became an award-winning independent producer of documentaries....

, Tom Pettit
Tom Pettit
William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995...

, and Ray Scherer.

Created by producer Reuven Frank
Reuven Frank
Reuven Frank was an American broadcast news pioneer.Born in Montreal, Quebec, Israel Reuven Frank earned a bachelor's degree at City College of New York and a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University...

, NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report
Huntley-Brinkley Report
The Huntley-Brinkley Report was the NBC television network's flagship evening news program from October 29, 1956 until July 31, 1970. It was anchored by Chet Huntley in New York City, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C...

, anchored by the team of Chet Huntley
Chet Huntley
Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956.-Early life:...

 in New York and David Brinkley
David Brinkley
David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997....

 in Washington, began in 1956 and soon set the standard for evening news programs. During much of its 14-year run, it exceeded the viewership levels attained by its CBS News competition, anchored initially by Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards was America's first network news television anchor, anchoring CBS's first nightly news broadcast from 1948–1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.-Early life and career:...

 and, beginning in 1962, by Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years . During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll...

.

NBC stood out for its reporting on the civil rights movement. NBC's Vice President of News and Public Affairs, J. Davidson Taylor, was a Southerner who understood the importance of the story, and he and producer Reuven Frank were determined that NBC would lead television's coverage of it. In 1955, NBC provided national coverage of the young Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the...

's leadership of the bus boycott
Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a political and social protest campaign that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system. Many important figures in the civil rights movement were involved in the boycott,...

 in Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. It is located on the Alabama River southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2010 census, Montgomery had a population of 205,764 making it the second-largest city...

, airing reports from Frank McGee, then news director of WSFA-TV
WSFA
WSFA is the NBC-affiliated television station for Central Alabama's Black Belt region licensed to Montgomery. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 12 from a transmitter in Grady along the Montgomery and Pike County line. The station can also be seen on Knology and Charter...

, NBC's Montgomery affiliate, and soon to join the network. A year later, John Chancellor's coverage of the admission of black students
Little Rock Nine
The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ensuing Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, and then...

 to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 699,757 people in the 2010 census...

 provided the first occasion when the signature reporter on a story came from television rather than print 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. Valeriani suffered a serious head injury when hit with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama
Marion, Alabama
Marion is the county seat of Perry County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,511. First called Muckle Ridge, the city was renamed after a hero of the American Revolution, Francis Marion.-Geography:...

 in 1965. Perhaps one of the greatest discoveries of the executive team, was Robert "Shad" Northshield as the program's producer. Northshield sat in his office surrounded by mounted birds in front of the enlarged poster his staff had made of George C. Scott as Patton. but he hated violence and saw network news as a way to force the country's collective habd into making better choices. Prior to Northshield, women wore baby seal coats as a sign of status, so Shad showed the country what clubbing those baby seals looked like. Within a season, that market came to an end. Northshield always thought the relatively unwatched CBS Morning news was the "best damn news show on the air". And so when Huntly/Brinkley ended he allowed Bill Paley to woo him over in order to create and produce the weekly eleagnce of that network's; "Sunday Morning" origianlly hosted by Charles Kurault,now hosted by Charles Osgood. The ending moment of nature was the program's weekly tribute to the rough-hewened man who created much of the best quality news division programming ever seen.. After being aired free of sponsorship for decades, it became first sponsored, then abruptly ended without notice

While CBS's Walter Cronkite's fascination with space eventually won the anchorman viewers, NBC, with the work of correspondents such as Frank McGee, Roy Neal, Jay Barbree
Jay Barbree
Jay Barbree is a correspondent for NBC News, focusing on space travel. Barbree is the only journalist to have covered every manned space mission in the United States, beginning with the first American in space, Alan Shepard aboard Freedom 7 in 1961, continuing through to the last mission of the...

, and Peter Hackes, also distinguished itself in the coverage of American manned space missions in the Project Mercury
Project Mercury
In January 1960 NASA awarded Western Electric Company a contract for the Mercury tracking network. The value of the contract was over $33 million. Also in January, McDonnell delivered the first production-type Mercury spacecraft, less than a year after award of the formal contract. On February 12,...

, Project Gemini
Project Gemini
Project Gemini was the second human spaceflight program of NASA, the civilian space agency of the United States government. Project Gemini was conducted between projects Mercury and Apollo, with ten manned flights occurring in 1965 and 1966....

, and Project Apollo
Project Apollo
The Apollo program was the spaceflight effort carried out by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration , that landed the first humans on Earth's Moon. Conceived during the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Apollo began in earnest after President John F...

 programs. In an era when space missions rated continuous coverage, NBC configured its largest studio, Studio 8H
NBC Radio City Studios
NBC Radio City Studios is the name given to radio and television studio complexes in New York's Rockefeller Center, San Francisco, and the former radio-TV complex located at the northeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California....

, 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
Bil Baird
William Britton Baird , professional name Bil Baird, but often referred to as Bill Baird, was an American puppeteer of the mid- and late 20th century.One of his better known creations was Charlemane the lion...

 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
NBC Symphony Orchestra
The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff of the National Broadcasting Company especially for conductor Arturo Toscanini...

 led by Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini was an Italian conductor. One of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, he was renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory...

 and is now the home of the long-running NBC show, Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a live American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.The show's sketches often parody contemporary American culture...

.) NBC's coverage of the first moon landing in 1969 earned the network an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

.

In the late 1950s, NBC President Robert Kintner
Robert Kintner
Robert Kintner was a journalist and television executive who oversaw the development of the NBC and ABC television networks. From 1950-56 he served as the president of ABC. In 1956 he was forced to resign from ABC by chairman Leonard Goldenson, switched networks, and became the president of NBC...

 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.

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 CBS was funding its news division, left NBC News in the doldrums. The network tried a platoon of anchors (Brinkley, McGee, and John Chancellor
John Chancellor
John William Chancellor was a well-known American journalist who spent most of his career with NBC News...

) for some months afterward. Despite the efforts of the network's eventual lead anchor, the articulate, even-toned Chancellor, and an occasional first-place finish in the Nielsens
Nielsen Ratings
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research, in an effort to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States...

, 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
Tom Brokaw
Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors...

 became sole anchor in 1983, after co-anchoring with Roger Mudd
Roger Mudd
Roger Mudd is a U.S. television journalist and broadcaster, most recently as the primary anchor for The History Channel. Previously, Mudd was weekend and weekday substitute anchor of CBS Evening News, co-anchor of the weekday NBC Nightly News, and hosted NBC's Meet the Press, and NBC's American...

 for a year, and began leading NBC's efforts. In 1986 and 1987, NBC won the top spot in the Nielsens
Nielsen Ratings
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research, in an effort to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States...

 for the first time in years, only to fall back when Nielsen's ratings methodology changed. In late 1996, Nightly News again moved into first place, a spot it has held onto in most of the succeeding years.

NBC's primary news show is NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

. Brian Williams
Brian Williams
Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004...

 assumed primary anchor duties in December, 2004 upon the retirement of his predecessor, Tom Brokaw. On October 22, 2007, NBC Nightly News moved into its new high definition studios, at Studio 3C at NBC Studios
NBC Studios
The NBC Studios in New York, New York is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, the historic GE Building houses the headquarters of the NBC television network, its parent General Electric, and NBC's flagship station WNBC , as well as cable news channel MSNBC.When NBC Universal relocated,...

 in 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The network's 24 hour cable network, MSNBC
MSNBC
MSNBC is a cable news channel based in the United States available in the US, Germany , South Africa, the Middle East and Canada...

, 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.

Nine men have served as president of NBC News during this period: Reuven Frank
Reuven Frank
Reuven Frank was an American broadcast news pioneer.Born in Montreal, Quebec, Israel Reuven Frank earned a bachelor's degree at City College of New York and a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University...

 (1968–1973, 1981–85), Richard Wald (1973–1977), Lester M. Crystal (1977–1979), William J. Small (1979–1981), Lawrence Grossman (1985–1988), Michael Gartner
Michael Gartner
Michael Gartner is an American journalist and businessman. He was President of the Iowa Board of Regents. He is a graduate of Carleton College and the New York University School of Law....

 (1988–1993), Andrew Lack (1993–2001), Neal Shapiro
Neal Shapiro
Neal B. Shapiro is the president of PBS station Thirteen/WNET New York City, installed in February 2007. He is the chief executive of the station's license holder, the Educational Broadcasting Corporation , which also operates the Long Island, New York, PBS outlet WLIW.- Life and Career :Shapiro...

 (2001–2005), and Steve Capus
Steve Capus
-Early life and career:Steve Capus was born in 1963. He graduated from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania and went on to attend Temple University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1986. Capus began his journalism career in radio and print, working at several...

 (2005–present).

Current programming


  • NBC Nightly News
    NBC Nightly News
    NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

    (news anchor by Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004...

    and Lester Holt)
    • NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
      NBC Nightly News
      NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

    • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
      NBC Nightly News
      NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

  • Early Today
    Early Today
    Early Today is an American morning news programme airing on the NBC television network. The program goes out live at 4:00am Eastern Time Zone for those few stations which start their local news at 4:30am, and is transmitted in a continuous half-hour tape delay loop until 10:00am ET, when Today...

  • Today
  • Weekend Today
    Weekend Today
    Weekend Today is the unofficial title of the weekend editions of Today, an American morning news and talk show which airs daily on NBC.-History:...

  • Meet the Press with David Gregory
    Meet the Press
    Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. It is the longest-running television series in American broadcasting history, despite bearing little resemblance to the original format of the program seen in its television debut on November 6, 1947. It has been...

  • Dateline NBC
    Dateline NBC
    Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC. It previously was NBC's flagship news magazine, but now focuses on true crime stories. It airs Friday at 9 p.m. EST and after football season on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST.-History:Dateline is historically notable for...

  • NBC News Update
  • Daily Connection
    Daily Connection
    The Daily Connection was a news program produced by NBC News and the affiliates that aired it, it was all pre-produced reports from NBC News Channel, and other platforms of NBC including CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, & Access Hollywood. Breaking local or national news was also aired. Most of...

  • Rock Center with Brian Williams
    Rock Center with Brian Williams
    Rock Center with Brian Williams is an American weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC, and hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams...

    - New newsmagazine show.

Other productions


NBC News provides content for the Internet, as well as cable-only news networks CNBC
CNBC
CNBC is a satellite and cable television business news channel in the U.S., owned and operated by NBCUniversal. The network and its international spinoffs cover business headlines and provide live coverage of financial markets. The combined reach of CNBC and its siblings is 390 million viewers...

 and MSNBC
MSNBC
MSNBC is a cable news channel based in the United States available in the US, Germany , South Africa, the Middle East and Canada...

.

Additionally, 'NBC News Radio' broadcasts radio news headlines at the top of the hour, which have been produced and distributed since 1989 by Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One was an American radio network and was based in New York City. At one time, it was managed by CBS Radio, the radio arm of CBS Corporation, and Viacom and was later purchased by the private equity firm The Gores Group...

, an independent radio network and syndicator. Listen to the latest headlines by clicking here (subject to availability).

In 1982, NBC News began production on NBC News Overnight
NBC News Overnight
NBC News Overnight was a television news program on the NBC television network airing weekday mornings from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. from July 5, 1982 to December 3, 1983 for 367 telecasts...

with anchors Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, DC correspondent, host of the Nickelodeon network's Nick News, and reporter and co-anchor of NBC News Overnight, which was recognized by the jurors of the duPont Columbia Awards as...

, Lloyd Dobyns
Lloyd Dobyns
Lloyd Allen Dobyns, Jr. born is a former NBC news reporter and correspondent.Born in Newport News, Virginia, he graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1957. He started his broadcasting career in his hometown, eventually serving as an anchor at WAVY television in Portsmouth/Norfolk/Newport...

, and Bill Schechner. That program was cancelled in December 1983, but in 1991, NBC News aired another overnight news show called NBC Nightside. During its run, the show's anchors included Sara James, Bruce Hall, Antonio Mora
Antonio Mora
Antonio Mora has been a news anchor at WFOR-TV in Miami since 2008. Before that, he served as an anchor at WBBM-TV in Chicago from 2002 to mid-January 2008. Prior to joining WBBM, he worked at ABC, where he was the news anchor for Good Morning America. He was the original anchor for Good Day L.A....

, Tom Miller, Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown is an American television news reporter and anchor. She previously hosted an eponymous primetime show on CNN and was formerly co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today...

, Kim Hindrew, Tom Donavan, and Tonya Strong. NBC Nightside lasted until 1998 and was replaced by reruns of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and comedy performances. Late Night aired weeknights at 12:37 am...

, and currently is the home to Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark was an hour-long poker television program on NBC. The show made its debut on January 1, 2007, and was cancelled as another victim of the "Black Friday" criminal case due to the show's sponsorship by Full Tilt Poker, one of that case's defendants. on September 23, 2011 For its first...

and a week-after repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on March 2, 2009, as the third incarnation of the Late Night franchise originated by David Letterman....

. In the early 1990s, NBC News produced a short-lived investigative program called Exposé.

NBC News Channel is a news video and report feed service, 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2010, Charlotte's population according to the US Census Bureau was 731,424, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area had a 2009...

 and is connected to the studios of Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC-TV
WCNC-TV
WCNC-TV is the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. It broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 22 and is carried on cable channel 6 on most area cable systems. It is owned by the Belo Corporation...

. NBC News Channel also served as the production base of NBC Nightside.

Noted coverage


On November 22, 1963, NBC broke into various programming through affiliate stations at 1:45 p.m. to announce that President John F. Kennedy had been shot
John F. Kennedy assassination
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas...

 in Dallas, Texas. Six minutes later, NBC broke into programming with a NBC Network bumper slide and Chet Huntley
Chet Huntley
Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956.-Early life:...

, Bill Ryan
Bill Ryan
William Emmett Ryan III , aka Bill Ryan, was an American broadcast journalist with the NBC television network and its owned and operated local station WNBC-TV in New York City for 26 years, and also served for a year as news anchor at WOR-TV...

, and Frank McGee
Frank McGee (journalism)
Frank McGee was an American television journalist.Born in Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, McGee began his broadcast news career at WKY-TV in his hometown. In 1955, the owners of WKY purchased WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, and sent McGee there as news...

 informing the viewers what was going on as it happened, but since a camera wasn't in service the reports were audio only. However, NBC didn't begin broadcasting over the air until 1:57 p.m. EST. About 40 minutes later, after word came that JFK was pronounced dead, NBC canceled programming for four days and carried 71 hours of uninterrupted news coverage of the assassination and the funeral
State funeral of John F. Kennedy
The state funeral of John F. Kennedy took place in Washington, DC during the three days that followed his assassination on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas....

 of the president.

NBC News got the first American news interviews from two Russian presidents (Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin served as the second President of the Russian Federation and is the current Prime Minister of Russia, as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. He became acting President on 31 December 1999, when...

, Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991...

), and Brokaw was the only American TV news correspondent to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin...

 in 1989.

Fire Alarm Interrupts Newscast


A glaring, high pitched fire alarm from a studio and offices a floor below sounded loudly during the live studio shots of an apologetic Nightly News anchor Brian Williams November 29, 2011.

It began just five words into the nightly newscast as Williams introduced a story about American Airlines
American Airlines
American Airlines, Inc. is the world's fourth-largest airline in passenger miles transported and operating revenues. American Airlines is a subsidiary of the AMR Corporation and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport...

 filing for bankruptcy. He initially appeared mildly stunned by the sudden loud alarm but kept his composure, showed no irritation and explained to his audience what was happening. He assured viewers that there was no danger to the staff or property after being informed the incident was due to a malfunction. Later reports indicated an unknowing maintenance staff may have scheduled a routine test of the alarm at the time the broadcast was set to begin.

The alarm continued sounding for most of the live shots, at times mimicking a siren, but did not affect field reports. The program continued despite the bogus fire emergency as if nothing was happening. The veteran news anchor renewed his apologies and gave an explanation after each break but he read his live scripts with the alarm sounding.

Subsequent broadcasts for western time zones were repeated live, minus the noise.

Williams has served as a volunteer fireman in his New Jersey hometown of record and has done numerous promotions for television on fire safety.

Dateline NBC General Motors investigation


In 1993, Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC. It previously was NBC's flagship news magazine, but now focuses on true crime stories. It airs Friday at 9 p.m. EST and after football season on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST.-History:Dateline is historically notable for...

broadcast an investigative report about the safety of General Motors
General Motors
General Motors Company , commonly known as GM, formerly incorporated as General Motors Corporation, is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second-largest automaker in 2010...

 (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. As a result of the controversy, several Dateline producers were fired and NBC News President Michael Gartner was forced out.

Mail from a mass murderer



On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-hui stormed through a classroom building at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech , is a public land-grant university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia with other research and educational centers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and internationally.Founded in...

 at Blacksburg, Virginia
Blacksburg, Virginia
Blacksburg is an incorporated town located in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford are the three principal jurisdictions of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area which...

 and randomly shot and killed 32 people
Virginia Tech massacre
The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. In two separate attacks, approximately two hours apart, the perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people...

, injuring 29 others. Two hours earlier, he had slain two other people at a dormitory
Dormitory
A dormitory, often shortened to dorm, in the United States is a residence hall consisting of sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students...

 in another part of the campus.

Cho took time between the two shooting episodes to prepare and mail a large multimedia package to NBC News in New York
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 containing messages about his anger at the wealthy and alluding to the slaughter that was about to take place. Although the package was sent overnight mail, it was not received until 11 a.m. on April 18 because of Cho's confusion over the zip code of NBC's headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The package contained a DVD showing video clips of Cho speaking and more than two dozen photos of Cho, including 11 of him thrusting pistols at the camera. A postal worker delivering the parcel to the network's Rockefeller Center offices recognized the sender and alerted NBC security personnel. They immediately reported the package to the FBI. Meanwhile, NBC made copies of the contents and aired carefully edited pieces on its evening news and cable programs. Snippets from the package, including still photos, videos and voice narration, were also made available to competing news outlets who agreed to credit the network as the source. NBC News president Steve Capus
Steve Capus
-Early life and career:Steve Capus was born in 1963. He graduated from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania and went on to attend Temple University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1986. Capus began his journalism career in radio and print, working at several...

 defended use of the material but the frequency of its broadcast was cut dramatically.

Current situation


During the financial crisis of 2007-2008, NBC News was urged to save $500 million by NBC Universal
NBC Universal
NBCUniversal Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base...

. On that occasion, NBC News laid off several of its in-house reporters such as Kevin Corke
Kevin Corke
Kevin Corke is a news anchor at WTVJ-TV NBC in Miami. Previously, Corke was a national news correspondent based in Washington D.C. for NBC from 2004-2008. Most of his work there involved coverage of the Bush administration, where he traveled with the White House Press Corps. He also did some...

, Jeannie Ohm and Don Teague. This was the largest lay-off in NBC News history. After the sudden death of the influential moderator Tim Russert
Tim Russert
Timothy John "Tim" Russert was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview...

 of Meet the Press
Meet the Press
Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. It is the longest-running television series in American broadcasting history, despite bearing little resemblance to the original format of the program seen in its television debut on November 6, 1947. It has been...

in June 2008, Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors...

 took over as an interim host; and on December 14, 2008 David Gregory
David Gregory (journalist)
David Michael Gregory is an American television journalist, and moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.-Early life:...

 has become the new moderator of that show.

By 2009, NBC had established leadership in network news, airing the highest-rated morning, evening, and Sunday interview news programs. 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.

Current

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004...

    ("NBC Nightly News" Anchor & Managing Editor)
  • Lester Holt ("NBC Nightly News" Weekend Anchor, "Weekend Today" Co-Anchor and "Dateline" Anchor)
  • Jane Arraf
    Jane Arraf
    Jane Arraf is a journalist currently based in the Middle East for Al Jazeera English. She previously served for the Christian Science Monitor. and as CNN's Baghdad Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent. During the war in Iraq she covered live the battles for Fallujah, Samarra and Tel Afar and was...

  • Tom Aspell
  • Peter Alexander
  • Jay Barbree
    Jay Barbree
    Jay Barbree is a correspondent for NBC News, focusing on space travel. Barbree is the only journalist to have covered every manned space mission in the United States, beginning with the first American in space, Alan Shepard aboard Freedom 7 in 1961, continuing through to the last mission of the...

     (Cape Canaveral, NBC News Space Correspondent)
  • Martin Bashir
    Martin Bashir
    Martin Bashir is a British journalist and media personality, currently with NBC News as a contributor for its Dateline program, and an afternoon anchor for MSNBC, hosting Martin Bashir...

     ("Dateline" Contributing Correspondent, MARTIN BASHIR Anchor)
  • Robert Bazell
    Robert Bazell
    -Education:Bazell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, in 1967 with a B.A. in biochemistry and Phi Beta Kappa honors. As an undergraduate, he wrote a science column called "Science for the People" for the Daily Californian...

     (NBC News Chief Science Correspondent)
  • Lynn Berry
    Lynn Berry (reporter)
    Lynn Marie Berry serves and an anchor/correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. Berry can be seen weekday mornings anchoring Early Today on NBC, First Look on MSNBC and newsbreaks on Wake Up With Al on The Weather Channel...

     (Early Today
    Early Today
    Early Today is an American morning news programme airing on the NBC television network. The program goes out live at 4:00am Eastern Time Zone for those few stations which start their local news at 4:30am, and is transmitted in a continuous half-hour tape delay loop until 10:00am ET, when Today...

     & FIRST LOOK Anchor)
  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors...

     (NBC News Special Correspondent)
  • Contessa Brewer
    Contessa Brewer
    Contessa Brewer is an American host for the MSNBC weekend program Caught on Camera.-Biography:Brewer was born in in Parsonsfield, Maine, and graduated from Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram, Maine in 1992. She graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public...

     (msnbc Live Anchor)
  • Christina Brown
    Christina Brown
    Christina Brown is an Emmy award winning journalist, an anchor & correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News. She began working for MSNBC in June 2007 as anchor of overnight newsbreaks and the early morning programs Early Today and First Look, after five years with KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada and two...

     (NBC News West Coast Correspondent)
  • Ned Colt
  • Helen Chickering (NBC News Channel Health & Science Correspondent)
  • Bob Costas
    Bob Costas
    Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s.-Early life:...

  • Tom Costello
  • Ann Curry
    Ann Curry
    Ann Curry is an American television news journalist and co-anchor on NBC's morning television program Today. She is the former news anchor on Today, a role she began in March 1997, and was the host of Dateline NBC from 2005-2011.Curry is a Board Member at the IWMF .-Biography:Curry was born in...

     ("Today" Co-Anchor)
  • Giada De Laurentiis
    Giada De Laurentiis
    Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today...

  • Bob Dotson
    Bob Dotson
    Robert Charles "Bob" Dotson is an American broadcast journalist employed by NBC News. Dotson is a national correspondent on NBC New's top-rated "Today" show.-Biography:Dotson was born in St. Louis, Missouri...

     ("Today" National Correspondent)
  • Rehema Ellis (NBC News Education Correspondent)
  • Richard Engel (NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)
  • Martin Fletcher
    Martin Fletcher (TV reporter)
    Martin Fletcher was NBC News' Middle East correspondent and Tel Aviv Bureau chief. He left NBC News after 32 years and intends to work on his third book...

  • Michelle Franzen
    Michelle Franzen
    Michelle Franzen is a national correspondent for NBC News. She has reported on a wide range of issues and events for various television stations, as well as MSNBC, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News...

     (NBC News Foregin Correspondent)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin...

     ("Today" 4th Hour Co-Anchor)
  • David Gregory
    David Gregory (journalist)
    David Michael Gregory is an American television journalist, and moderator of NBC News' Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press.-Early life:...

     (Meet the Press Moderator)
  • Savannah Guthrie
    Savannah Guthrie
    Savannah Guthrie is an American journalist and attorney, working for NBC News.After serving as a White House correspondent between 2008 and 2011 and as co-anchor of the MSNBC program The Daily Rundown between 2010 and 2011, Guthrie was announced as the co-host of Todays third hour alongside...

     ("Today" 3rd Hour Co-Anchor & NBC News Legal Correspondent)
  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen
    Christopher Edward "Chris" Hansen is an American television infotainment personality. He is known for his work on Dateline NBC, in particular the former segment known as To Catch a Predator, which revolved around catching potential Internet sex predators using a sting operation.-Career:Hansen...

     ("Dateline NBC" Correspondent)
  • Hoda Kotb ("Today" 4th Hour Co-Anchor & "Dateline NBC" Correspondent)
  • Chris Jansing
    Chris Jansing
    Christine 'Chris' Jansing is an American television news correspondent. She currently works for NBC News as host of Jansing and Company on MSNBC....

     (JANSING & CO Anchor)
  • Bill Karins
    Bill Karins
    Bill Karins is a NBC meteorologist. He reports weekdays for NBC's Early Today, MSNBC's First Look, Morning Joe, Jansing and Company and CNBC. Prior to being named NBC Meteorologist Karins was one of the original meteorologists for the now shuttered NBC Weather Plus. He is MSNBC and NBC News Chief...

     (Meteorologist)
  • Michelle Kosinski
    Michelle Kosinski
    Michelle Kosinski is a foreign correspondent for NBC News.She began work in broadcast journalism in Rockford, Illinois for WIFR while earning her BA and MA from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Leaving WIFR, she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina at WSOC-TV and founded...

     (NBC News London Correspondent)
  • Matt Lauer
    Matt Lauer
    Matthew Todd "Matt" Lauer . is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's The Today Show since 1997. He was previously a news anchor in New York and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond...

     ("Today" Co-Anchor)
  • George Lewis
    George Lewis (journalist)
    George Lewis is an American television journalist for NBC News. His stories have appeared on NBC Nightly News.Lewis joined NBC in December 1969 as a war correspondent covering the Vietnam War. He also covered the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979-1981, the 1989 Tiananmen Square revolt in China, and...

  • Lilia Luciano
    Lilia Luciano
    Lilia Luciano is an American television journalist and national correspondent for NBC News's The Today Show, Nightly News with Brian Williams and MSNBC....

  • Jim Maceda
  • Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television host and political commentator. Maddow hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program, The Rachel Maddow Show, aired on Air America Radio...

     (The Rachel Maddow Show
    The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series)
    The Rachel Maddow Show is a news and opinion television program that airs weeknights on MSNBC at 9:00 p.m. ET. It is hosted by Rachel Maddow, who gained popularity with her frequent appearances as a liberal pundit on various MSNBC programs. It is based on her former radio show of the same name...

     Anchor
    & MSNBC Political Analyst)
  • Josh Mankiewicz
    Josh Mankiewicz
    Josh Mankiewicz is an American journalist who has been reporting for Dateline NBC since 1995. He has also reported for The Today Show and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams...

  • Chris Matthews
    Chris Matthews
    Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American news anchor and political commentator, known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC...

     ("Hardball" & "The Chris Matthews Show" Anchor)
  • Preston Mendenhall
  • Maria Menounos
    Maria Menounos
    Maria Menounos is a Greek-American actress, journalist, and television presenter known in America for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.-Early life and beauty pageants:Menounos, a...

  • Jim Miklaszewski
    Jim Miklaszewski
    James Allen Miklaszewski , better known as Jim or "Mik" Miklaszewski, is chief Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. "Mik" was reporting live for the Today Show on September 11, 2001 when a plane hit the Pentagon, where his office is based....

     (NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent)
  • Andrea Mitchell
    Andrea Mitchell
    Andrea Mitchell is an American television journalist, anchor, reporter, and commentator for NBC News based in Washington, D.C.. She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and has recently reported on the 2008 Race for the White House for NBC News broadcasts, including NBC Nightly...

     (Andrea Mitchell Reports Anchor & NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent)
  • Natalie Morales
    Natalie Morales
    Natalie Leticia Morales is the news anchor for NBC's Today.-Career:Morales was an anchor and correspondent for MSNBC from 2002 to 2006...

     (TODAY News Anchor, 3rd Hour Co-Anchor & NBC News National Correspondent)
  • Keith Morrison
    Keith Morrison
    Keith Morrison is a Canadian, veteran broadcast journalist. Since 1995, he has been a correspondent for Dateline NBC.-Career:...

     ("Dateline NBC" Correspondent)
  • Ron Mott
  • Dennis Murphy ("Dateline NBC" Correspondent)
  • Lisa Myers
    Lisa Myers
    Lisa Myers is the senior investigative correspondent for NBC Nightly News.A 1973 graduate of the University of Missouri's Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri, she joined NBC in 1981. From 1979 to 1981, Myers was White House correspondent for The Washington Star...

     (NBC News Senior Investigative Correspondent)
  • Kelly O'Donnell
    Kelly O'Donnell
    -Occupation:*Is a political reporter for NBC News.**She appears on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today -Occupation:*Is a political reporter for NBC News.**She appears on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today -Occupation:*Is a political reporter for NBC News.**She appears on NBC...

    (NBC News Capital Hill Correspondent)
  • Michael Okwu
    Michael Okwu
    Michael Okwu is a Nigerian American television journalist and correspondent.Michael Okwu joined NBC News as a correspondent in April 2004. Okwu is based in Burbank, California, and contributes to Today, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC....

  • Roger O'Neil
  • Carl Quintanilla
    Carl Quintanilla
    Carl Quintanilla is an anchor of the CNBC network's "Squawk Box," morning program. Previously, Quintanilla was an NBC News correspondent based in New York and Chicago, and is a substitute on both NBC Nightly News and Today Show.-Reporting career:...

     ("Squawk Box" Co-Anchor & "Weekend Today" Alternating News Anchor)
  • Jeff Ranieri
    Jeff Ranieri
    Jeff Ranieri is a Chief Meteorologist for NBC O&O station KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ranieri previously reported for NBC NEWS on Early Today, and MSNBC weekday mornings & afternoons. He was also a NBC Weather Plus Meteorologist for Weekend Today Saturday...

     (Meteorologist, currently at NBC O&O KNTV
    KNTV
    KNTV, channel 11, is the NBC owned-and-operated television station in the Bay Area market. It is licensed to San Jose, with its transmitter located on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco. It shares facilities in San Jose with NBC Universal sister station KSTS and CNBC's Silicon...

    )
  • Amy Robach
    Amy Robach
    Amy Joanne Robach is a national correspondent for NBC's Today, as well as the co-anchor of their Saturday edition.-Biography:...

     ("Weekend Today" Saturday Co-Anchor & NBC News National Correspondent)
  • Thomas Roberts
    Thomas Roberts
    Thomas Roberts may refer to:*Sir Thomas Roberts, 4th Baronet , English MP*Tom Roberts , Australian artist*Tom Roberts , director of the film In Transit*Thomas Roberts , American news anchor...

     (msnbc Live Anchor & NBC News Correspondent)
  • Al Roker
    Al Roker
    Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. is an American television meteorologist as well as an actor and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. On Monday, July 20, 2009, he began co-hosting his new morning show, Wake Up with Al, on The Weather Channel, which airs weekdays...

     ("Today" Weather Anchor & 3rd Hour Co-Anchor)
  • Luke Russert
    Luke Russert
    Luke Russert is an American television and radio personality. He has followed in the footsteps of his father, Tim Russert, who was prominent in the television news industry. His mother is Maureen Orth, special correspondent for Vanity Fair. He has co-hosted a sports talk program on XM radio with...

     (NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent)
  • Kerry Sanders
    Kerry Sanders
    Kerry Sanders is a correspondent for NBC News. He worked as a general news reporter for a number of Florida television stations including: WTLV in Jacksonville, Fl , WINK in Ft. Myers, WTVT, the CBS and later Fox affiliate in Tampa and WTVJ in Miami...

  • Mara Schiavocampo (NBC News Correspondent)
  • Willard Scott
    Willard Scott
    Willard Herman Scott, Jr. is an American media personality and author best known for his television work on NBC's The Today Show and as the creator of the Ronald McDonald character.-Early years:...

  • Harry Smith
    Harry Smith (television)
    Harry Smith is an American television journalist. He hosted the CBS News morning programs, The Early Show and its predecessor, CBS This Morning, for 17 years...

     ("Nightly News" & "Rock Center" Contributing Correspondent)
  • Kate Snow
    Kate Snow
    Kate Snow is an American television journalist and correspondent for NBC's newsmagazine Dateline. In addition, she has also filled in as anchor for Nightly News. Prior to joining NBC, she was a co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC from 2004 to 2010...

     ("Dateline NBC" Contributing Correspondent)
  • Dr. Nancy Snyderman
    Nancy Snyderman
    Nancy L. Snyderman, MD is an American physician and broadcast journalist. Since 2006, she has been the chief medical editor for NBC News, and frequently appears on NBC's Today and MSNBC to discuss medicine-related issues...

     (NBC News Chief Medical Editor)
  • Alison Stewart
    Alison Stewart
    Alison Stewart is an American radio and television journalist. She was one of the hosts of the Bryant Park Project, a morning drive news program from NPR...

     (MSNBC Substitute Anchor, "Weekend Today" Alternating News Anchor & NBC News Contributor)
  • Mike Taibbi
    Mike Taibbi
    Mike Taibbi is an Emmy-award winning television journalist working at NBC. Taibbi is also a four-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award.-Biography:...

  • Chuck Todd
    Chuck Todd
    Charles David “Chuck” Todd is an American journalist, Chief White House Correspondent and political director for NBC News, and contributing editor to Meet the Press...

     (The Daily Rundown Anchor, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News Political Director & "Meet the Press Contributing Editor)
  • Meredith Vieira
    Meredith Vieira
    Meredith Louise Vieira is an American journalist, television personality, and game show host. She is best known for her roles as the original moderator of the ABC talk program The View and co-host of the long-running NBC News morning news program, Today...

     ("Rock Center" Contributing Correspondent & NBC News Special Correspondent)
  • Ian Williams
  • Pete Williams (NBC News Justice Correspondent)
  • Jenna Wolfe
    Jenna Wolfe
    Jenna Wolfe is a national correspondent for NBC's Today, and the co-anchor of their Sunday edition...

     ("Weekend Today" Sunday Co-Anchor & "Today" Correspondent
  • John Yang
    John Yang (journalist)
    John Yang is an American Peabody Award-winning television news correspondent, commentator, and journalist. He currently works for NBC as a correspondent and commentator, covering issues for all NBC News programming, including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC...

  • Dylan Ratigan
    Dylan Ratigan
    Dylan Jason Ratigan is an American television host primarily covering financial markets, the global economy, and politics. He is host of The Dylan Ratigan Show which airs weekday afternoons on MSNBC. He is also a frequent contributor on The Huffington Post.- Early life :Ratigan was born in the...

     ("The Dylan Ratigan Show" Anchor)

Former


(+-Deceased)
  • Elie Abel
    Elie Abel
    Elie Abel was a Canadian-American journalist, author and academic. He lived in Palo Alto, California, United States.-Early life:...

     (State Department Correspondent)+
  • Bob Abernethy
    Bob Abernethy
    Bob Abernethy is a former NBC News correspondent. Since 1997, Abernethy has served as the executive editor and host of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, which airs on PBS....

     (Correspondent)
  • Dan Abrams
    Dan Abrams
    Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, web entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is currently Legal Analyst at ABC News Good Morning America , and a substitute anchor for the network. He formerly served as Chief Legal Analyst for NBC News, as General Manager of MSNBC and...

     (Chief Legal Analyst)
  • Martin Agronsky
    Martin Agronsky
    Martin Agronsky was an American journalist and host of the television program Agronsky & Company.-Early years:Agronsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 12, 1915...

     (Foreign Correspondent)+
  • Jodi Applegate
    Jodi Applegate
    Jodi Applegate is an American news anchor for WPIX New York. She formerly anchored WNYW-TV's Good Day New York and News 12 Long Island.-Life and career:...

     (Anchor, MSNBC
    MSNBC
    MSNBC is a cable news channel based in the United States available in the US, Germany , South Africa, the Middle East and Canada...

     and Weekend Today
    Weekend Today
    Weekend Today is the unofficial title of the weekend editions of Today, an American morning news and talk show which airs daily on NBC.-History:...

    )
  • Jim Avila
    Jim Avila
    Jim Avila is an American television journalist, currently the Senior Law and Justice Correspondent for ABC News. Jim graduated from Glenbard East High School with the name of Jim Simon. Before joining ABC, he was a correspondent for NBC News...

     (Correspondent)
  • Kenneth Bernstein+
  • Jim Bittermann
    Jim Bittermann
    - Career :Bittermann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1970 and began in print journalism from 1969 to 1970 as a reporter for the Waukegan News-Sun in Waukegan, Illinois. His television career began at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee from 1970 to 1972...

  • Frank Blair (Today Show News Anchor)+
  • David Bloom
    David Bloom
    David Bloom was an NBC journalist until his sudden death in 2003 at the age of 39 from deep vein thrombosis...

     (Correspondent and Weekend Today
    Weekend Today
    Weekend Today is the unofficial title of the weekend editions of Today, an American morning news and talk show which airs daily on NBC.-History:...

    )+
  • Ken Bode
  • Mike Boettcher
    Mike Boettcher
    Mike Boettcher is an award winning American journalist and war correspondent. Mike is currently embedded in Iraq and Afghanistan.-External links:**...

  • Frank Bourgholtzer
    Frank Bourgholtzer
    Frank Bourgholtzer was an American journalist and television correspondent.Bourgholtzer was the first full-time White House correspondent for NBC News...

    + - first full-time NBC White House
    White House
    The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical...

     correspondent
  • David Brinkley
    David Brinkley
    David McClure Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997....

    +
  • Ned Brooks
    Ned Brooks
    Ned Brooks was an American television and radio journalist who was moderator of NBC's Meet the Press on television from 1953 until 1965, and earlier on radio. Brooks is the second-longest tenured moderator of the program, after Tim Russert.Brooks was a graduate of Ohio State University where he...

  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown is an American television news reporter and anchor. She previously hosted an eponymous primetime show on CNN and was formerly co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today...

  • Erin Burnett
    Erin Burnett
    Erin Isabelle Burnett is the anchor of CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront. She was the co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk on the Street program and the host of CNBC's Street Signs program...

  • David Burrington
  • Len Cannon
  • Henry Champ
    Henry Champ
    Henry Champ LLD is a veteran Canadian broadcast journalist and currently a correspondent for CBC Newsworld based in Washington, DC....

  • John Chancellor
    John Chancellor
    John William Chancellor was a well-known American journalist who spent most of his career with NBC News...

    +
  • Connie Chung
    Connie Chung
    Connie Chung, full name: Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich is an American journalist who has been an anchor and reporter for the U.S. television news networks NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. Some of her more famous interview subjects include Claus von Bülow and U.S...

  • John Cochran
  • Katie Couric
    Katie Couric
    Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric is an American journalist and author. She serves as Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials...

  • Kevin Corke
    Kevin Corke
    Kevin Corke is a news anchor at WTVJ-TV NBC in Miami. Previously, Corke was a national news correspondent based in Washington D.C. for NBC from 2004-2008. Most of his work there involved coverage of the Bush administration, where he traveled with the White House Press Corps. He also did some...

  • Jim Cummins
  • John Dancy
  • Faith Daniels
    Faith Daniels
    Faith Daniels became nationally known for her role in anchoring some of America's most popular news and talk show programs....

  • Lisa Daniels
  • Nancy Dickerson
    Nancy Dickerson
    Nancy Dickerson was an American pioneering radio and television newswoman. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism, she later became an award-winning independent producer of documentaries....

    +
  • Lloyd Dobyns
    Lloyd Dobyns
    Lloyd Allen Dobyns, Jr. born is a former NBC news reporter and correspondent.Born in Newport News, Virginia, he graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1957. He started his broadcasting career in his hometown, eventually serving as an anchor at WAVY television in Portsmouth/Norfolk/Newport...

  • Phil Donahue
    Phil Donahue
    Phillip John "Phil" Donahue is an American media personality, writer, and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show. The television program, also known as Donahue, was the first to use a talk show format. The show had a 26-year run on U.S...

  • Hugh Downs
    Hugh Downs
    Hugh Malcolm Downs is a long time American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer; and is perhaps best known for his role as co-host the NBC News program Today from 1962 to 1971, host of the Concentration game show from 1958 to 1969, and...

  • Paul Duke
    Paul Duke
    Paul Duke was an American newspaper, radio and television journalist, best known for his 20-year stint as moderator of Washington Week in Review on PBS....

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  • Rosey Edeh
    Rosey Edeh
    Rosey Edeh is a Canadian television personality, currently a correspondent for the entertainment newsmagazine series ET Canada.Edeh was born in London, England...

  • Linda Ellerbee
    Linda Ellerbee
    Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, DC correspondent, host of the Nickelodeon network's Nick News, and reporter and co-anchor of NBC News Overnight, which was recognized by the jurors of the duPont Columbia Awards as...

  • Bonnie Erbe
    Bonnie Erbe
    Bonnie Erbé is an American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has covered national politics since 1975. She attended Barnard College where she received her bachelors degree. She later received her MSJ from Columbia University School of Journalism and her J.D...

  • Giselle Fernandez
    Giselle Fernández
    -External links:...

  • Jack Ford
    Jack Ford (news anchor)
    Jack Ford is an American television news personality specializing in legal commentary who has spent over two decades in front of the TV camera as host and presenter of numerous information and entertainment programs.-Early life:...

  • Fred Francis
  • Eliot Frankel
    Eliot Frankel
    Eliot Frankel was a three-time Emmy Award recipient as a NBC producer and University Professor-External links:*...

    +
  • Pauline Frederick
  • Dawna Friesen
    Dawna Friesen
    Award-winning journalist Dawna Friesen ushered in a new era at Global National as its second anchor and executive editor on September 20, 2010.Prior to joining Global National, Dawna served as NBC's foreign correspondent and anchor in London for 11 years...

  • Betty Furness
    Betty Furness
    Elizabeth Mary Furness was an American actress, consumer advocate and current affairs commentator.-Early years:...

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  • Joe Garagiola
  • Anne Garrels
    Anne Garrels
    Anne Garrels is a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio in the United States.-Career:Garrels graduated from Harvard University's Radcliffe College in 1972...

  • Dave Garroway
    Dave Garroway
    David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway was the founding host of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961. His easygoing, relaxed, and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a leading television personality—and, eventually, his life...

    +
  • Alexis Glick
    Alexis Glick
    Alexis Glick is an American television personality who was an anchor of Money for Breakfast and The Opening Bell on Fox Business Network , as well as the channel's Vice President of Business News...

  • Robert Goralski
    Robert Goralski
    Robert Stanley Goralski was a news correspondent for NBC News for fifteen years in the 1960s and 1970s during a thirty-five year career in communications.-Biography:...

    +
  • Peter Greenberg
    Peter Greenberg
    Peter S. Greenberg is the CBS News Travel Editor reporting regularly on The Early Show and the CBS Evening News. He may be best known as the Travel Editor for NBC's Today, CNBC and MSNBC from 1995 until 2009. Previous to NBC, Peter was Travel correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America from...

     (Travel Editor, "Today")
  • Bryant Gumbel
    Bryant Gumbel
    Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg Gumbel.-Early life:...

  • Tony Guida
    Tony Guida
    Tony Guida is a New York-based local television and radio personality. He is currently a news anchor for WCBS Newsradio 880 and a business correspondent for CBS News....

  • Peter Hackes+
  • Robert Hager
    Robert Hager
    Robert Hager is an analyst and a former correspondent for the US television network NBC News . Hager started his journalism career in radio before moving to network news. He began his work at NBC in June 1969, covering the Vietnam War...

  • Welles Hangen+
  • Nanette Hansen
    Nanette Hansen
    Nanette Hansen was a journalist with CBS, NBC, and CNBC. She co-hosted NBC's Early Today program from 1999 to 2004 with meteorologist Joe Witte. After leaving NBC, Hanson shifted careers to real estate, first with Corcoran Group Real Estate and currently with Sotheby's International Realty's East...

  • Richard C. Harkness
    Richard Harkness
    Richard C. Harkness was an American radio and TV journalist. He was the Washington correspondent for NBC from 1943 to 1970....

  • Don Harris+
  • John Hart
    John Hart (journalist)
    John Hart is a retired American television journalist who worked for several different television networks during the 1960s through the 1990s....

  • Jim Hartz
    Jim Hartz
    Jim Hartz was an American television personality during the mid- and late-1970s. Hartz became best known to a national audience for a two-year stint as the co-host of the Today Show, along with Barbara Walters. Hartz replaced Frank McGee.Hartz was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Tulsa...

  • John Hockenberry
    John Hockenberry
    John Charles Hockenberry is an American journalist and author. A four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner, Hockenberry has worked in media since 1980....

  • Chet Huntley
    Chet Huntley
    Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956.-Early life:...

    +
  • Gwen Ifill
    Gwen Ifill
    Gwendolyn L. "Gwen" Ifill is an American journalist, television newscaster and author. She is the managing editor and moderator of Washington Week and a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS. She is a political analyst, and moderated the 2004 and 2008 Vice...

  • Bob Jamieson
    Bob Jamieson
    Robert John Jamieson, known as Bob Jamieson, was a television news correspondent for ABC News until January 2008. After getting his start in local news in St. Louis and Chicago, he joined NBC's national news bureau in 1971. There he reported on a variety of national and international news,...

  • Bernard Kalb
    Bernard Kalb
    Bernard Kalb is a journalist, media critic and author.Born in New York City, he covered international affairs for more than three decades at CBS News, NBC News and The New York Times. Nearly half that time he was based abroad in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Paris and Saigon.Near the end of his tenure at...

  • Marvin Kalb
    Marvin Kalb
    Marvin L. Kalb is an American journalist. Kalb was the Shorenstein Center's Founding Director and Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy . The Shorenstein Center and the Kennedy School are part of Harvard University...

  • Floyd Kalber
    Floyd Kalber
    Floyd Kalber was a noted American television journalist and anchorman, nicknamed "The Big Tuna."Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he spent two years in the army during World War II and began his television career as KMTV-Omaha's first newscaster...

    +
  • Herbert Kaplow
  • Arthur Kent
    Arthur Kent
    Arthur Kent is a Canadian television journalist. He rose to international prominence during the 1991 Persian Gulf War during which he acquired the nickname "The Scud Stud"...

  • Douglas Kiker
    Douglas Kiker
    Douglas Kiker was an American author and newspaper and television reporter whose career spanned some three decades....

    +
  • Emery King
  • Dan Kloeffler
    Dan Kloeffler
    Dan Kloeffler is an American television journalist. He has worked as an anchor on WSTM-TV, MSNBC, and, currently, ABC News.-Early life:Kloeffler graduated from Algonac High School in Algonac, Michigan, in 1994...

  • Bob Kur
    Bob Kur
    Robert Ellis Kur is a television journalist, born in Nutley, New Jersey.He received a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in 1970 and his masters of communications at Columbia University...

  • Jack Lescoulie
    Jack Lescoulie
    Jack Lescoulie was a radio and television announcer and host, notably on NBC's Today during the 1950s and 1960s. His parents were both in vaudeville along with their children; Lescoulie's first public performance was at age seven. His first media job was with KGFJ, Los Angeles, when he was still...

    +
  • Irving R. Levine
    Irving R. Levine
    Irving Raskin Levine was an American journalist and longtime correspondent for NBC News. During his 45-year career, Levine reported from more than two dozen countries. He was the first American television correspondent to be accredited in the Soviet Union...

    +
  • Cassie Mackin
    Cassie Mackin
    Catherine Patricia "Cassie" Mackin was a pioneer woman journalist in United States television network broadcasting. In 1976 she became the first woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone...

    +
  • Robert MacNeil
    Robert MacNeil
    Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC, known sometimes as Robin MacNeil, , is currently a novelist and formerly was a television news anchor and journalist who had paired with Jim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975.-Early life:MacNeil was born in Montreal, the son of Margaret...

  • Boyd Matson
    Boyd Matson
    Boyd Matson is the former anchor of National Geographic Explorer and a former co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today program. He was also an NBC News correspondent in the 1980s, working mostly on news features and earlier as a sports reporter on KNBC in Los Angeles. He now hosts the show Wild Chronicles...

  • Robert McCormick
    Robert McCormick
    Robert McCormick is the name of:* Robert R. McCormick , American publisher of the Chicago Tribune* Robert McCormick , naturalist with the British Royal Navy...

    +
  • Frank McGee
    Frank McGee (journalism)
    Frank McGee was an American television journalist.Born in Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, McGee began his broadcast news career at WKY-TV in his hometown. In 1955, the owners of WKY purchased WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, and sent McGee there as news...

    +
  • Bill Monroe
    Bill Monroe (journalist)
    William Blanc "Bill" Monroe Jr. was an American television journalist for NBC News. He was the executive producer and fourth moderator of the NBC public affairs program Meet the Press , succeeding Lawrence E...

    +
  • Roger Mudd
    Roger Mudd
    Roger Mudd is a U.S. television journalist and broadcaster, most recently as the primary anchor for The History Channel. Previously, Mudd was weekend and weekday substitute anchor of CBS Evening News, co-anchor of the weekday NBC Nightly News, and hosted NBC's Meet the Press, and NBC's American...

  • Merrill Mueller
  • Roy Neal
    Roy Neal
    Roy Neal was an American television correspondent for NBC News. An aerospace specialist, he reported live on the Apollo 11 landing. His newscast from that event was later published on LP by Evolution Records...

    +
  • Ron Nessen
    Ron Nessen
    Ronald Harold Nessen was White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977. He replaced Jerald terHorst, who resigned in the wake of President Ford's pardon of former president Richard Nixon....

  • Jackie Nespral
    Jackie Nespral
    Jackie Nespral is an American television anchor for WTVJ-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Miramar, Florida.-Early years and education:Nespral grew up in the Little Havana area of Miami, attended St...

  • Edwin Newman
    Edwin Newman
    Edwin Harold Newman was an American newscaster, journalist and author.-Early life and education:Newman was born on January 25, 1919 in New York City to Myron and Rose Newman. His older brother was M. W. Newman, a longtime reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Newman married Rigel Grell on August...

    +
  • Deborah Norville
    Deborah Norville
    Deborah Norville is an American television broadcaster and journalist. Since 1995 she has been host of the syndicated American television program Inside Edition...

  • Soledad O'Brien
    Soledad O'Brien
    María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien is an American Broadcast journalist. She is currently the host of the "In America" documentary unit on CNN, and is best known for anchoring the CNN marquee morning newscast American Morning from July 2003 to April 2007, with Miles O'Brien...

  • Norah O'Donnell
    Norah O'Donnell
    Norah O'Donnell is an American print and television journalist, currently serving as the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News in Washington, D.C., a position she has held since June 2011.-Early life:...

     (NBC News Washington Correspondent & msnbc Chief Washington Correspondent)
  • Jeannie Ohm
  • Keith Olbermann
    Keith Olbermann
    Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American political commentator and writer. He has been the chief news officer of the Current TV network and the host of Current TV's weeknight political commentary program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, since June 20, 2011...

     (Anchor, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann")
  • Don Oliver
    Don Oliver
    Donald "Don" Carthew Oliver, OBE was a former weightlifter for New Zealand.He won the gold medal at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the men's 110 kg division...

  • John Palmer
    John Palmer (TV journalist)
    John Spencer Palmer is a former news correspondent for NBC News. He worked for the network over the course of 40 years, first from 1962 to 1990; and again from 1994 until his retirement in 2002...

  • Jane Pauley
    Jane Pauley
    Margaret Jane Pauley is an American television journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975...

  • Jack Paxton+
  • Jack Perkins
    Jack Perkins
    Jack Perkins is an American reporter, commentator, war correspondent, and anchorman. He has been dubbed "America's most literate correspondent" by the Associated Press....

  • Tom Pettit
    Tom Pettit
    William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995...

    +
  • Stone Phillips
    Stone Phillips
    Stone Stockton Phillips is an American television reporter and correspondent. He is the former co-anchor of Dateline NBC, a newsmagazine TV show. He also has worked as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News and Today and as a substitute moderator on Meet the Press. He is known for his clear...

  • Mark Potter
  • Gabe Pressman
    Gabe Pressman
    Gabe Pressman is the senior correspondent for WNBC-TV. Pressman has been a journalist in the New York City area for over 60 years. He is considered one of the pioneers of United States television news.-Early years:...

  • Norma Quarles
  • Brigitte Quinn
    Brigitte Quinn
    Brigitte Quinn is a former American television news anchor. She hosted Fox News Live from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST on Fox News Channel. In July 2006, she asked to have her hours cut back for personal reasons....

  • Charles Quinn
  • Ed Rabel
  • Chip Reid
    Chip Reid
    Charles "Chip" Reid was named CBS News National correspondent in June 2011. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News. He assumed that position on January 5, 2009. Previously, Reid was the network's congressional correspondent...

  • John Rich
    John Rich (NBC)
    -Career:Rich spent nearly 30 years as a war correspondent for NBC News. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he became a U.S. Marine in 1942 and made four D-Day landings in the Pacific Theater. After the war, while working in Tokyo for William Randolph Hearst's International News Service, he...

  • Betty Rollin
    Betty Rollin
    Betty Rollin , has been an NBC News correspondent and author.Rollin's reports have won both the DuPont and Emmy awards. She now contributes reports for PBS's Religion and Ethics News Weekly....

  • Brian Ross
    Brian Ross (journalist)
    Brian Elliot Ross is an American investigative correspondent for ABC News. He has been with ABC News since July 1994. From 1974 until 1994, Ross was a correspondent for NBC News.-Major scoops:...

  • Ford Rowan
    Ford Rowan
    Ford Rowan was a television reporter for NBC News and panelist on Meet the Press during the 1970s and early 1980s. During his tenure with the network, he covered mostly military and security-related issues....

  • Tim Russert
    Tim Russert
    Timothy John "Tim" Russert was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington bureau chief and also hosted the eponymous CNBC/MSNBC weekend interview...

    +
  • Bill Ryan+
  • Aline Saarinen+
  • Jessica Savitch
    Jessica Savitch
    Jessica Beth Savitch was an American television broadcaster and news reporter, host of PBS' Frontline and New York weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News during the short-lived Roger Mudd/Tom Brokaw era....

    +
  • Chuck Scarborough
    Chuck Scarborough
    Charles Bishop "Chuck" Scarborough III is an American television journalist and author. Since 1974 Scarborough has been the lead male news anchor at WNBC-TV, the New York City-based flagship station of the NBC Television Network, and has also appeared on NBC News. He currently co-anchors with...

  • Ray Scherer+
  • Mike Schneider
    Mike Schneider
    Mike Schneider is an American television news anchor. He has held leading anchor and reporting positions at CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and Bloomberg Television, and currently can be heard narrating episodes of the prime time series "Titans" on CNBC, and anchoring the evening news on PBS affiliates NJTV...

  • John Seigenthaler
    John Seigenthaler, Jr.
    John Michael Seigenthaler is an American former news anchor and correspondent who worked for both NBC and MSNBC. He is the son of the newspaper journalist John Lawrence Seigenthaler. He is best known for his 8-year tenure as weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News...

  • Scott Simon
    Scott Simon
    Scott Simon is an American journalist and the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on National Public Radio.- Life and career :...

  • Gene Shalit
    Gene Shalit
    Gene Shalit is a film and book critic. He has filled these roles on NBC's The Today Show since January 15, 1973. He is known for his frequent use of puns, his oversized handlebar moustache, and for wearing colorful bowties.-Career:...

  • Claire Shipman
    Claire Shipman
    Claire Shipman is an American television journalist, currently the senior national correspondent for the ABC program, Good Morning America. She also blogs at the website True/Slant. She is married to Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's White House Press Secretary.- Career :Shipman's broadcast...

  • Maria Shriver
    Maria Shriver
    Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. She has received a Peabody Award, and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of...

  • Shellee Smith (Correspondent)
  • Lawrence E. Spivak
    Lawrence E. Spivak
    Lawrence Edmund Spivak was an American publisher and journalist who was best known as the co-founder, producer and host of the prestigious public affairs program Meet the Press...

    +
  • Carl Stern
  • John Cameron Swayze
    John Cameron Swayze
    John Cameron Swayze was a popular news commentator and game show panelist in the United States during the 1950s.- Early life :...

    +
  • Don Teague
  • Patricia Thompson+
  • Liz Trotta
    Liz Trotta
    Elizabeth Trotta is an American journalist and conservative commentator, best known for contributions to various Fox News programs.-Biography:Trotta was born in New Haven, Connecticut...

  • Lem Tucker
    Lem Tucker
    Lemuel Tucker was an American journalist.Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Tucker graduated Central Michigan University in 1960.Tucker was one of the first African Americans to work as a television network reporter...

    +
  • Garrick Utley
    Garrick Utley
    Garrick Utley is an American TV journalist. He established his career reporting about the Vietnam War and has the distinction of being the first full-time television correspondent covering the war on-site.-Early life:...

  • Richard Valeriani
  • Charles Van Doren
    Charles Van Doren
    Charles Lincoln Van Doren is an American intellectual, writer, and editor who was involved in a television quiz show scandal in the 1950s...

  • Sander Vanocur
    Sander Vanocur
    Sander "Sandy" Vanocur is an American journalist.- Career :Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Vanocur moved to Peoria, Illinois when he was twelve years old. After attending Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the Northwestern...

  • Linda Vester
    Linda Vester
    Linda Vester is an American TV news host. She was the host of Dayside with Linda Vester on the Fox News Channel, first joining the channel in 1999. She later left the channel to look after her children....

  • Chris Wallace
    Chris Wallace (journalist)
    Christopher "Chris" Wallace is an American journalist, currently the host of the Fox Network program, Fox News Sunday. Wallace has won three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award, and a Peabody Award. Wallace has been with Fox News since 2003...

  • Barbara Walters
    Barbara Walters
    Barbara Jill Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows , the television newsmagazine , former co-anchor of the ABC Evening News, and current contributor to ABC News.Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news...

  • Mary Alice Williams
    Mary Alice Williams
    Mary Alice Williams is a former co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today and a former anchor and news division Vice President on CNN....

  • Brad Willis
    Brad Willis (journalist)
    Brad Willis is a former NBC News foreign correspondent and Vedic scholar. As a journalist, Willis was the recipient of the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for his work from inside Afghanistan during the Soviet Occupation in 1986...

  • Joe Witte
    Joe Witte
    Joe Witte is the morning and midday weathercaster for TBD TV, a local cable news network owned by Albritton Communication headquartered in Rosslyn, VA and serving the Washington, D.C area. He previously worked at Washington's ABC affiliate, WJLA, which is also owned by Albritton and headquartered...

  • Lew Wood
  • Judy Woodruff
    Judy Woodruff
    Judy Woodruff is an American television news anchor and journalist.Woodruff is a Board Member at the IWMF .-Broadcast journalism career:...

  • Tony Zappone
    Tony Zappone
    Tony Zappone , became at age 16 the youngest credentialed journalist to lend press coverage to a major national political convention. He was also the youngest contributor of evidence during the Warren Commission hearings into the slaying of President John F. Kennedy...


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 Orbit News
Orbit News
OSN News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering exclusively American news programming from ABC, NBC, PBS, and MSNBC to U.S. expats and other viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an audience in the Arab countries...

 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Orbit News is network of three 24 hour satellite and cable channels offering exclusively American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 news programming from ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

, NBC
NBC
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

, PBS
Public Broadcasting Service
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

, and MSNBC
MSNBC
MSNBC is a cable news channel based in the United States available in the US, Germany , South Africa, the Middle East and Canada...

 to U.S. expats and other viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an audience in the Arab countries. The network is available on digital satellite and cable in Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

, Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

 and North Africa
North Africa
North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and...

, however, cable operators in Europe are currently unable to carry the channels due to unsolved rights issues.

MSNBC is also shown occasionally on sister network CNBC Europe
CNBC Europe
CNBC Europe is a business and financial news television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC. The network is owned and operated by NBC Universal and headquartered in London, where it shares the Adrian Smith-designed 10 Fleet Place building with Dow Jones...

 during breaking news. Some NBC News programs are shown in the Philippines on 2nd Avenue
ETC 2nd Avenue
2nd Avenue is a Philippine cable television produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation which also created its sister stations, Universal Channel, Talk TV, Diva Universal, ETC, Jack TV, Basketball TV, & Solar Sports...

.

NBC Nightly News, along with the full program lineup of NBC, is carried by affiliate VSB-TV
VSB-TV
VSB-TV is the NBC television affiliate for Hamilton, Bermuda. The station broadcasts on channel 11. In addition to carrying the full NBC network East Coast feed, VSB locally produces a half-hour nightly newscast at 7 p.m., preceding the NBC Nightly News...

 in Bermuda
Bermuda
Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about to the west-northwest. It is about south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and northeast of Miami, Florida...

.

In Australia; the first 2 hours of Today, Weekend Today and Meet The Press are broadcast early in the morning on the Seven Network
Seven Network
The Seven Network is an Australian television network owned by Seven West Media Limited. It dates back to 4 November 1956, when the first stations on the VHF7 frequency were established in Melbourne and Sydney.It is currently the second largest network in the country in terms of population reach...

, just before their own morning show Sunrise
Sunrise (TV program)
Sunrise is an Australian breakfast television program, broadcast on the Seven Network. On weekdays the programme follows Seven Early News, and runs from 6am through to 9am.-History:...

.

In Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

, it is broadcasted live on NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

network live on Fuji Television
Fuji Television
is a Japanese television station based in Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as or CX, based on the station's callsign "JOCX-DTV". It is the flagship station of the Fuji News Network and the ....

 daily at 06:00–06:30 am.

In Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

, it is broadcasted live on NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

network live on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 and MediaCorp TV HD5
MediaCorp TV HD5
MediaCorp TV HD5 or HD5 is a 24-hour Singapore first over-the-air HDTV channel simulcasting HD version of MediaCorp TV Channel 5 programming when available...

 daily at 06:00–06:30 am.

In Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

, it is broadcasted live on NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News is the flagship daily evening television news program for NBC News and broadcasts. NBC Nightly News has aired from Studio 3B, located on floors 3 of the NBC Studios is the headquarters of the GE Building forms the centerpiece of 30th Rockefeller Center it is located in the center...

network live on TVB Pearl
TVB Pearl
TVB Pearl is one of the two free television services in Hong Kong that mainly broadcast in the English language, the other being ATV World. It is owned and operated by Television Broadcasts Limited, and together with its sister Cantonese language station TVB Jade, is broadcast from TVB City at 77...

 daily at 06:30–07:00 am.

In Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

, it is broadcasted live on NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News
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network live on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 (relayed on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

; recorded on SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

 and Indosiar
Indosiar
Indosiar is a publicly owned national television station in Indonesia, and has been operating from West Jakarta since 1994. It was listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange in 2004. Citibank Singapore has an 8.5 percent shareholding...

 (simulcast on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

)) which network by SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

 and Indosiar
Indosiar
Indosiar is a publicly owned national television station in Indonesia, and has been operating from West Jakarta since 1994. It was listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange in 2004. Citibank Singapore has an 8.5 percent shareholding...

 (relayed on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

; recorded on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 (simulcast on SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

 and Indosiar
Indosiar
Indosiar is a publicly owned national television station in Indonesia, and has been operating from West Jakarta since 1994. It was listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange in 2004. Citibank Singapore has an 8.5 percent shareholding...

)); carrying simulcast relayed and recorded network on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 daily at 05:30–06:00 am local time
Time in Indonesia
The Indonesian archipelago geographically stretches across four time zones from UTC+7 in Banda Aceh to UTC+9 in Western Papua. However, The Indonesian government only recognizes three time zones in its territory: Western Indonesian Time—seven hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time ,...

, former daily broadcasting times form weekday
Weekday
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 every Monday
Monday
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 to Friday
Friday
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 at 12:00-12:30 pm local time
Time in Indonesia
The Indonesian archipelago geographically stretches across four time zones from UTC+7 in Banda Aceh to UTC+9 in Western Papua. However, The Indonesian government only recognizes three time zones in its territory: Western Indonesian Time—seven hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time ,...

 was relayed on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 (relayed on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

; recorded on SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

 (simulcast on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

)) which network by SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

 (relayed on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

; recorded on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 (simulcast on SCTV
SCTV (Indonesia)
Surya Citra Televisi is an Indonesian television station. Its headquarters are in South Jakarta. It began broadcasting on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java, broadcasting only to the city and surrounding area. At this point the programming was similar to that of RCTI and used some of their news...

)); carrying simulcast relayed and recorded network on RCTI
RCTI
RCTI is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron , films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs...

 from 7 November 1988 was test of transmission, later on 24 August 1989 was officialy public innaugurated until 17 January 1993.

Major bureaus

  • New York City
    New York City
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    , New York
    New York
    New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

    , USA
    United States
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    : NBC News World Headquarters
  • Burbank
    Burbank, California
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    , California
    California
    California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

    , USA: NBC News West Coast Headquarters
  • Washington
    Washington, D.C.
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    , D. C., USA: NBC News Governmental Affairs Headquarters (Broadcast from WRC-TV
    WRC-TV
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    )
  • London
    London
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    , UK
    United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

    : NBC News Foreign Headquarters

Minor bureaus (within the United States)

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    Georgia (U.S. state)
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     (WXIA-TV
    WXIA-TV
    WXIA-TV, virtual channel 11.1 , is the NBC-affiliated television station in Atlanta, Georgia. Popularly known by its 11 Alive moniker, WXIA is owned by the Gannett Company in a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WATL...

    )
  • Chicago
    Chicago
    Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

    , Illinois
    Illinois
    Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

     (WMAQ-TV
    WMAQ-TV
    WMAQ-TV, channel 5, is an owned-and-operated television station of the NBC Television Network, located in Chicago, Illinois. WMAQ-TV's main studios and offices are located within the NBC Tower in the Streeterville neighborhood, with an auxiliary street-level studio on the Magnificent Mile at 401...

    )
  • San Francisco, California (KNTV-TV)
  • Dallas, Texas (KXAS-TV
    KXAS-TV
    KXAS-TV, virtual channel 5 , is the NBC television station for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The station was Texas' first television station when the station made its debut on September 28, 1948. Its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill...

    )
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Louisiana
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     (WDSU-TV)
  • Miami, Florida
    Florida
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     (WTVJ-TV)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania
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     (WCAU-TV)
  • Denver, Colorado
    Colorado
    Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses much of the Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains...

     (KUSA-TV
    KUSA-TV
    KUSA, channel 9, is an NBC-affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. KUSA is owned by the Gannett Company, and is a sister station to MyNetworkTV affiliate KTVD...

    )
  • Arlington
    Arlington County, Virginia
    Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of...

    , Virginia
    Virginia
    The Commonwealth of Virginia , is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there...

     (The Pentagon
    United States Department of Defense
    The United States Department of Defense is the U.S...

    )
  • All NBC owned-and-operated station
    Owned-and-operated station
    In the broadcasting industry , an owned-and-operated station usually refers to a television station or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated...

    s are considered NBC News Bureaus:

Foreign bureaus (NBC News/CNBC/MSNBC)

  • Johannesburg
    Johannesburg
    Johannesburg also known as Jozi, Jo'burg or Egoli, is the largest city in South Africa, by population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa...

    , South Africa
    South Africa
    The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

     (CNBC Africa headquarters)
  • Kabul
    Kabul
    Kabul , spelt Caubul in some classic literatures, is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. It is also the capital of the Kabul Province, located in the eastern section of Afghanistan...

    , Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

     (NBC News)
  • Nairobi
    Nairobi
    Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi County. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is...

    , Kenya
    Kenya
    Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

     (CNBC Africa)
  • Abuja
    Abuja
    Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory . Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos...

    , Nigeria
    Nigeria
    Nigeria , officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in...

     (CNBC Africa)
  • Lagos
    Lagos
    Lagos is a port and the most populous conurbation in Nigeria. With a population of 7,937,932, it is currently the third most populous city in Africa after Cairo and Kinshasa, and currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa...

    , Nigeria (CNBC Africa)
  • Cape Town
    Cape Town
    Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality...

    , South Africa (CNBC Africa)
  • London, UK (NBC News, CNBC Europe headquarters)
  • Singapore
    Singapore
    Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

     (CNBC Asia headquarters)
  • Sydney
    Sydney
    Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

    , New South Wales
    New South Wales
    New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...

    , Australia
    Australia
    Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

     (CNBC Asia)
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo
    , ; officially , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of Japan. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family...

    , Japan
    Japan
    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

     (CNBC Asia)
  • Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

     (CNBC Asia)
  • Beijing
    Beijing
    Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

    , China
    People's Republic of China
    China , officially the People's Republic of China , is the most populous country in the world, with over 1.3 billion citizens. Located in East Asia, the country covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometres...

     (NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC)
  • Frankfurt
    Frankfurt
    Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

    , Germany
    Germany
    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

     (CNBC Europe)
  • Baghdad
    Baghdad
    Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

    , Iraq
    Iraq
    Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

     (MSNBC and CNBC Asia)
  • Beiruit, Lebanon
    Lebanon
    Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

     (MSNBC and CNBC Asia)
  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Israel
    The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

     (MSNBC and CNBC Asia)
  • New Delhi
    New Delhi
    New Delhi is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is...

    , India
    India
    India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

     (CNBC-TV18)
  • Islamabad
    Islamabad
    Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and the tenth largest city in the country. Located within the Islamabad Capital Territory , the population of the city has grown from 100,000 in 1951 to 1.7 million in 2011...

    , Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

     (CNBC Pakistan)

Theme music


Most of NBC's news television programs use "The Mission
The Mission (theme song)
"The Mission" is a television news music package composed by John Williams in 1985. Originally commissioned for NBC's national news programs, the theme has also been used on some NBC affiliates for their local newscasts....

" by John Williams
John Williams
John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning almost six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T...

as their theme. The composition was first used by NBC in 1985 and was updated in 2004.

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