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NBC News is a division of the American broadcast network NBC The division operates under NBCUniversal News Group, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, all owned by Comcast The group's various operations report to the president of NBC News, Deborah Turness

NBC News aired the first news program in American broadcast television history on February 21, 1940 The group's broadcasts are produced and aired from 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC's headquarters in New York City

The division presides over America's number-one-rated newscast, NBC Nightly News, and the longest-running television series in American history, Meet The Press NBC News also offers 70 years of rare historic footage from the NBCUniversal Archives online

NBC News operates a 24-hour cable news network known as MSNBC, which includes the organization's flagship daytime news operation, MSNBC Live The cable network shares staff and editorial control with NBC News


  • 1 History
    • 11 Caravan era
    • 12 Huntley-Brinkley era
    • 13 NBC Nightly News era
  • 2 Company news
  • 3 Controversies
    • 31 Virginia Tech massacre
    • 32 Shooting of Trayvon Martin
    • 33 NBC News team kidnapping
  • 4 Presidents
  • 5 Programming
    • 51 Former programming
    • 52 Syndicated productions
    • 53 Other productions
    • 54 NBC News Radio
    • 55 NBC News Overnight/Nightside
  • 6 NBC News Channel
  • 7 Noted coverage
  • 8 Notable personnel
    • 81 Former staff
  • 9 International broadcasts
  • 10 Bureaus
    • 101 Major bureaus
    • 102 Minor bureaus within the United States
    • 103 Foreign bureaus NBC News/CNBC/MSNBC
  • 11 Theme music
  • 12 Units
  • 13 References
  • 14 External links


Caravan era

The first American television newscast in history was made by NBC News on February 21, 1940, anchored by Lowell Thomas 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 30¼ hours of coverage of the Republican National Convention live and direct from Philadelphia The station used a series of relays from Philadelphia to New York and on to upper New York State, for rebroadcast on W2XB in Schenectady now WRGB, making this among the first "network" programs of NBC Television Due to wartime 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's surprising victory over New York governor Thomas E Dewey The television audience was small, but NBC's share in New York was double that of any other outlet The following year, the Camel News Caravan, anchored by John Cameron Swayze, debuted on NBC Lacking the graphics and technology of later years, it nonetheless contained many of the elements of modern newscasts NBC hired its own film crews and in the program's early years, it dominated CBS's competing program, which did not hire its own film crews until 1953 by contrast, CBS spent lavishly on Edward R Murrow's weekly series, See It Now In 1950, David Brinkley began serving as the program's Washington correspondent, but attracted little attention outside the network until paired with Chet Huntley in 1956 In 1955, the Camel News Caravan fell behind CBS's Douglas Edwards with the News, and Swayze lost the already tepid support of NBC executives The following year, NBC replaced the program with the Huntley-Brinkley Report

Beginning in 1951, NBC News was managed by director of news Bill McAndrew, who reported to vice president of news and public affairs J Davidson Taylor

Huntley-Brinkley era

NBC News had close to 700 correspondents and cameramen in 1961 who were stationed throughout the world Film was received in the United States by plane or by the jointly operated NBC-BBC transatlantic film cable

Television assumed an increasingly prominent role in American family life in the late 1950s, and NBC News was called television's "champion of news coverage" NBC president Robert Kintner provided the news division with ample amounts of both financial resources and air time In 1956, the network paired anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and the two became celebrities, supported by reporters including John Chancellor, Frank McGee, Edwin Newman, Sander Vanocur, Nancy Dickerson, Tom Pettit, and Ray Scherer

Created by producer Reuven Frank, NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report began in 1956 During much of its 14-year run, it exceeded the viewership levels of its CBS News competition, anchored initially by Douglas Edwards and, beginning in 1962, by Walter Cronkite

NBC's vice president of news and public affairs, J Davidson Taylor, was a Southerner who, with producer Reuven Frank, was determined that NBC would lead television's coverage of the civil rights movement In 1955, NBC provided national coverage of Rev Martin Luther King, Jr's leadership of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, airing reports from Frank McGee, then news director of NBC's Montgomery affiliate WSFA-TV, who would later join the network A year later, John Chancellor's coverage of the admission of black students to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was the first occasion when the key news story came from television rather than print and prompted a prominent US senator to observe later, "When I think of Little Rock, I think of John Chancellor" Other reporters who covered the movement for the network included Sander Vanocur, Herbert Kaplow, Charles Quinn, and Richard Valeriani, who was hit with an ax handle at a demonstration in Marion, Alabama in 1965

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, and Peter Hackes, also provided ample coverage of American manned space missions in the Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo programs In an era when space missions rated continuous coverage, NBC configured its largest studio, Studio 8H, for space coverage It utilized models and mockups of rockets and spacecraft, maps of the earth and moon to show orbital trackage, and stages on which animated figures created by puppeteer Bil Baird were used to depict movements of astronauts before on-board spacecraft television cameras were feasible Studio 8H had been home to the NBC Symphony Orchestra and is now the home of Saturday Night Live NBC's coverage of the first moon landing in 1969 earned the network an Emmy Award

In the late 1950s, Kintner reorganized the chain of command at the network, making Bill McAndrew president of NBC News, reporting directly to Kintner McAndrew served in that position until his death in 1968 McAndrew was succeeded by his executive vice president, producer Reuven Frank, who held the position until 1973

On November 22, 1963, NBC interrupted various programs on its affiliate stations at 1:45 pm to announce that President John F Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, Texas Eight minutes later, at 1:53:12 pm, NBC broke into programming with a network bumper slide and Chet Huntley, Bill Ryan and Frank McGee informing the viewers what was going on as it happened; but since a camera was not in service, the reports were audio only However, NBC did not begin broadcasting over the air until 1:57 pm ET About 40 minutes later, after word came that JFK was pronounced dead, NBC suspended regular programming and carried 71 hours of uninterrupted news coverage of the assassination and the funeral of the president—including the only live broadcast of the fatal shooting of Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, by Jack Ruby as Oswald was being led in handcuffs by law-enforcement officials through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters

NBC Nightly News era

NBC's ratings lead began to slip toward the end of the 1960s and fell sharply when Chet Huntley retired in 1970 Huntley died of cancer in 1974 The loss of Huntley, along with a reluctance by RCA to fund NBC News at a similar level as CBS was funding its news division, left NBC News in the doldrums NBC's primary news show gained its present title, NBC Nightly News, on August 3, 1970

The network tried a platoon of anchors Brinkley, McGee, and John Chancellor during the early months of Nightly News Despite the efforts of the network's eventual lead anchor, the articulate, even-toned Chancellor, and an occasional first-place finish in the Nielsens, Nightly News in the 1970s was primarily a strong second By the end of the decade, NBC had to contend not only with a powerful CBS but also a surging ABC, led by Roone Arledge Tom Brokaw became sole anchor in 1983, after co-anchoring with Roger Mudd for a year, and began leading NBC's efforts In 1986 and 1987, NBC won the top spot in the Nielsens for the first time in years, 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 Brian Williams assumed primary anchor duties when Brokaw retired in December 2004 In February 2015, NBC suspended Williams for six months for telling an inaccurate story about his experience in the 2003 invasion of Iraq He was replaced by Lester Holt on an interim basis On June 18, 2015, it was announced that Holt would become the permanent anchor and Williams would be moved to MSNBC as an anchor of breaking news and special reports beginning in August

In 1993, Dateline NBC broadcast an investigative report about the safety of General Motors GM trucks GM discovered the "actual footage" utilized in the broadcast had been rigged by the inclusion of explosive incendiaries attached to the gas tanks and the use of improper sealants for those tanks GM subsequently filed an anti-defamation lawsuit against NBC, which publicly admitted the results of the tests were rigged and settled the lawsuit with GM on the very same day

Company news

On October 22, 2007, Nightly News moved into its new high definition studios, at Studio 3C at NBC Studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City The network's 24-hour cable network, MSNBC, joined the network in New York on that day as well The new studios/headquarters for NBC News and MSNBC are now located in one area

During the financial crisis of 2007–2008, NBC News was urged to save $500 million by NBC Universal On that occasion, NBC News laid off several of its in-house reporters such as Kevin Corke, Jeannie Ohm and Don Teague This was the largest layoff in NBC News history

After the sudden death of the influential moderator Tim Russert of Meet the Press in June 2008, Tom Brokaw took over as an interim host; and on December 14, 2008, David Gregory became the new moderator of the show until August 14, 2014, when NBC announced that NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd would take over as the 12th moderator of Meet the Press starting September 7, 2014 David Gregory's last broadcast was August 10, 2014

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


Virginia Tech massacre

Further information: Virginia Tech massacre

On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-hui, gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre, took time between the two shooting episodes to prepare and mail a large multimedia package to NBC News in New York City 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 am 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 Then-NBC News president Steve Capus defended use of the material, but the frequency of its broadcast was cut dramatically

Shooting of Trayvon Martin

Main article: Shooting of Trayvon Martin NBC Nightly News broadcast, March 2008

On March 27, 2012, NBC News broadcast an edited segment from a 911 call placed by George Zimmerman before he shot Trayvon Martin The editing made it appear that Zimmerman volunteered that Martin was black, rather than merely responding to the dispatcher's inquiry, which would support a view that the shooting was racially motivated A media watchdog organization accused NBC News of engaging in "an all-out falsehood" While NBC News initially declined to comment, the news agency did issue an apology to viewers The Washington Post called the statement "skimpy on the details on just how the mistake unfolded"

NBC News team kidnapping

Main article: NBC News team kidnapping in Syria

On 13 December 2012, NBC News reporter Richard Engel and his five crew members, Aziz Akyavaş, Ghazi Balkiz, John Kooistra, Ian Rivers and Ammar Cheikh Omar, were abducted in Syria Having escaped after five days in captivity, Engel said he believed that a Shabiha group loyal to al-Assad was behind the abduction, and that the crew was freed by the Ahrar al-Sham group five days later Engel's account was however challenged from early on In April 2015, NBC had to revise the kidnapping account, following further investigations by the New York Times, which suggested that the NBC team "was almost certainly taken by a Sunni criminal element affiliated with the Free Syrian Army," rather than by a loyalist Shia group


Nine men have served as president of NBC News during its history: Reuven Frank 1968–73, 1981–85, Richard Wald 1973–77, Lester M Crystal 1977–79, William J Small 1979–81, Lawrence Grossman 1985–88, Michael Gartner 1988–93, Andrew Lack 1993–2001, Neal Shapiro 2001–05, and Steve Capus 2005–March 5, 2013 In August 2013, Deborah Turness assumed the role as president of NBC News, becoming the first woman to head the division


NBC News Washington Bureau
  • NBC Nightly News 1970–present
  • Early Today 1999–present
  • Today 1952–present
  • Weekend Today 1987–present
  • Meet the Press 1947–present
  • Dateline NBC 1992–present

Former programming

  • Weekend 1974–79
  • NBC News Overnight 1982–83
  • NBC News at Sunrise 1983–99
  • Real Life with Jane Pauley 1990–91
  • Expose with Tom Brokaw 1991
  • NBC News Nightside 1991–98
  • Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric 1993–94
  • Later Today 1999–2000
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams 2011–13

Syndicated productions

  • The Chris Matthews Show 2002–13
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Other productions

NBC News provides content for the Internet, as well as cable-only news networks CNBC and MSNBC

NBC News Radio

NBC News Radio logo

NBC News Radio has been distributed by iHeartMedia and its TTWN Networks since July 2016 It is provided to the network's 24/7 News Source affiliates and includes a top of the hour newscast along with other audio content which is heard on over 1000 radio stations

The original NBC Radio Network was purchased by Westwood One in 1987 as General Electric, which acquired NBC's parent company RCA, divested most properties not pertaining to the NBC television network NBC Radio's news operation was merged into the Mutual Broadcasting System, then into Westwood One's then-corporate sibling CBS Radio, and eventually assimilated into the syndicator itself Initially just a service limited to one-hour reports from 6 am to 10 pm ET, on March 5, 2012, Dial Global – who had acquired Westwood One – announced NBC News Radio would expand to a full-time 24-hour radio news network, replacing CNN Radio that itself replaced both NBC Radio and Mutual in 1999

NBC News Overnight/Nightside

In 1982, NBC News began production on NBC News Overnight with anchors Linda Ellerbee, Lloyd Dobyns, and Bill Schechner That program was cancelled in December 1983, but in 1991, NBC News launched another overnight news show called NBC Nightside During its run, the show's anchors included Sara James, Bruce Hall, Antonio Mora, Tom Miller, Campbell Brown, Kim Hindrew, Tom Donavan, and Tonya Strong

NBC Nightside lasted until 1998 and was replaced by "NBC All Night", composed of reruns of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and later from January 1, 2007 to September 23, 2011, Poker After Dark NBC now airs same day repeats of the fourth hour of Today and CNBC's Mad Money on weekdays, LXTV programs on early Sunday mornings, and Meet the Press and Dateline encores on early Monday mornings

NBC News Channel

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 and is connected to the studios of Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC-TV NBC News Channel also served as the production base of NBC Nightside

Noted coverage

NBC News got the first American news interviews from two Russian presidents Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Brokaw was the only American television news correspondent to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

Notable personnel

  • Peter Alexander – Senior National Correspondent and MSNBC anchor
  • Ron Allen – correspondent
  • Miguel Almaguer – correspondent
  • Lisa Bloom – legal correspondent
  • Tom Brokaw – special correspondent
  • Dara Brown - MSNBC anchor & Early Today anchor
  • Mika Brzezinski – MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchor
  • Andrea Canning – NBC News correspondent & Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Sam Champion – The Weather Channel managing editor, 235 with Sam Champion anchor
  • Jean Chatzky – Today financial editor & NBC News financial correspondent
  • Bob Costas – NBC Sports anchor & NBC News Sports correspondent
  • Tom Costello – aviation, transportation and consumer affairs correspondent
  • Carson Daly – Today "Orange Room" anchor & NBC's The Voice host
  • Jose Diaz-Balart – NBC Nightly News Saturday anchor
  • Dylan Dreyer – Weekend Today weather anchor & NBC News meteorologist
  • Bob Dotson – NBC News national correspondent
  • Rehema Ellis – education correspondent
  • Richard Engel – chief foreign correspondent
  • Martin Fletcher – special foreign correspondent
  • Ben Fogle – special London correspondent
  • Joe Fryer – Los Angeles correspondent
  • Joelle Garguilo – Weekend Today correspondent
  • Willie Geist – Today third hour co-anchor, Sunday Today Anchor, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Kathie Lee Gifford – Today fourth hour co-anchor
  • Stephanie Gosk – correspondent
  • Savannah Guthrie – Today co-anchor & NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent
  • Jenna Bush Hager – "Today" correspondent
  • Tamron Hall – Today third hour co-anchor, MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Steve Handelsman – NBC News correspondent
  • Chris Hayes – Host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC
  • Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News anchor; also host of Dateline NBC
  • Hallie Jackson – NBC News Correspondent & MSNBC Live anchor
  • Chris Jansing – NBC News Senior White House Correspondent & MSNBC anchor
  • Sheinelle Jones Weekend Today news anchor and MSNBC host
  • Bill Karins – Early Today weather anchor, MSNBC weather anchor & NBC News chief meteorologist
  • Jinah Kim – correspondent
  • Steve Kornacki – Chief Political Correspondent & host of MSNBC Live
  • Hoda Kotb – Today fourth hour co-anchor & Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Maria LaRosa – The Weather Channel meteorologist & NBC News contributing meteorologist
  • Matt Lauer – Today co-anchor & Dateline NBC contributing anchor and correspondent
  • Richard Lui – MSNBC anchor & Early Today West Coast anchor
  • Jim Maceda – special foreign correspondent
  • Rachel Maddow – MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show anchor and NBC News Senior Political Analyst
  • Dave Malkoff – The Weather Channel national correspondent & Today contributor
  • Josh Mankiewicz – Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Chris Matthews – MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews anchor
  • Cynthia McFadden – Senior Legal and Investigative correspondent
  • Craig Melvin – Today weekend anchor & MSNBC anchor
  • Jim Miklaszewski – Chief Pentagon correspondent
  • Keith Miller – Senior foreign correspondent
  • Andrea Mitchell – MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports anchor & NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent
  • Ayman Mohyeldin – foreign correspondent and MSNBC anchor
  • Natalie Morales – Today west coast editor, Dateline NBC correspondent & host of Access Hollywood
  • Keith Morrison – Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Dennis Murphy – Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Bill Neely – Chief Global correspondent
  • Betty Nguyen – Early Today East Coast anchor, MSNBC's Morning Joe First Look anchor
  • Kelly O'Donnell – Capitol Hill correspondent
  • Lawrence O'Donnell – Host of The Last Word on MSNBC
  • Carl Quintanilla – CNBC's Squawk on the Street co-anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Milissa Rehberger – MSNBC anchor
  • Morgan Radford – correspondent
  • Frances Rivera – MSNBC anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Thomas Roberts – MSNBC's MSNBC Live"' anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Darlene Rodriguez – WNBC's Today in New York co-anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • Al Roker – Chief NBC News Meteorologist Today weather anchor and third hour co-anchor
  • Jeff Rossen – National investigative correspondent
  • Stephanie Ruhle – Business news analyst & MSNBC Live anchor
  • Kerry Sanders – Miami correspondent
  • Joe Scarborough – MSNBC's Morning Joe co-anchor & NBC News Senior Political Analyst
  • Steve Schmidt – NBC News Senior Political Analyst & MSNBC contributor
  • Janet Shamlian – correspondent
  • Maria Shriver – special anchor & special correspondent
  • Keir Simmons – London correspondent
  • Harry Smith – correspondent
  • Kate Snow – NBC Nightly News Sunday anchor & host of MSNBC Live
  • Chuck Todd – NBC News Political director & Meet The Press moderator
  • Anne Thompson – chief Environmental affairs correspondent
  • Katy Tur – NBC News correspondent & MSNBC achor
  • Ali Velshi – Chief Business Correspondent & anchor of MSNBC Live
  • Meredith Vieira – special correspondent
  • Nicolle Wallace – NBC News Senior Political Analyst & MSNBC contributor
  • Kristen Welker – White House correspondent & MSNBC anchor
  • Brian Williams – MSNBC Editor of Breaking News & anchor of The 11th Hour
  • Pete Williams – Chief Justice correspondent
  • Alex Witt – MSNBC anchor & NBC News correspondent
  • John Yang – correspondent
  • Eunice Yoon – CNBC China correspondent & NBC News contributing correspondent

Former staff

  • Elie Abel State Department Correspondent†
  • Bob Abernethy Correspondent – now at PBS
  • Dan Abrams Chief Legal Analyst – now at ABC News
  • Martin Agronsky Foreign Correspondent†
  • Jodi Applegate Anchor, MSNBC and Weekend Today
  • Jim Avila Correspondent – now with ABC News
  • Martin Bashir later MSNBC's Martin Bashir anchor & Dateline NBC correspondent
  • Robert Bazell Chief Science & Health Correspondent – retired
  • Lynn Berry – now at HLN
  • Jim Bittermann – now at CNN
  • Frank Blair Today Show News Anchor†
  • David Bloom Correspondent and Weekend Today†
  • Mike Boettcher – now at ABC News
  • Frank Bourgholtzer† – first full-time NBC White House correspondent
  • David Brinkley†
  • Ned Brooks†
  • Campbell Brown
  • Christina Brown – now anchor of Arise News
  • Erin Burnett – now at CNN
  • Billy Bush – fired due to the aftermath of sexual allegations about Donald Trump
  • Henry Champ†
  • John Chancellor†
  • Connie Chung – retired
  • Chelsea Clinton – left due to focus on the Clinton Foundation
  • Katie Couric – now world affairs anchor of Yahoo News
  • Kevin Corke
  • Jim Cummins†
  • Ann Curry
  • Faith Daniels
  • Lisa Daniels
  • Veronica De La Cruz – now at KPIX in San Francisco
  • Nancy Dickerson†
  • Lloyd Dobyns
  • Phil Donahue
  • Hugh Downs – retired from journalism
  • Paul Duke†
  • Rosey Edeh
  • Linda Ellerbee – now the host of Nick News
  • Bonnie Erbe
  • Giselle Fernandez
  • Jack Ford – now chief legal analyst at CBS News
  • Eliot Frankel†
  • Michelle Franzen – now at ABC News
  • Pauline Frederick†
  • Dawna Friesen – now anchoring Canada's Global TV's Global National
  • Betty Furness†
  • Joe Garagiola†
  • Anne Garrels
  • Dave Garroway†
  • Alexis Glick – now at Bloomberg TV
  • Robert Goralski†
  • Peter Greenberg Travel Editor, "Today" – now at CBS News
  • David Gregory
  • Bryant Gumbel – now host of HBO Sports' Real Sports
  • Tony Guida – now at CBS News
  • Robert Hager – retired from journalism
  • Chris Hansen
  • Nanette Hansen
  • Richard C Harkness†
  • Don Harris†
  • John Hart
  • Jim Hartz – retired
  • John Hockenberry
  • Chet Huntley†
  • Gwen Ifill†
  • Michael Isikoff
  • Bob Jamieson – retired from journalism
  • Bernard Kalb
  • Marvin Kalb
  • Floyd Kalber†
  • Arthur Kent
  • Douglas Kiker†
  • Dan Kloeffler
  • Michelle Kosinski
  • Bob Kur
  • Jack Lescoulie†
  • Irving R Levine†
  • George Lewis – retired from journalism
  • Lilia Luciano National correspondent
  • Cassie Mackin†
  • Robert MacNeil – retired from journalism
  • Boyd Matson
  • Frank McGee†
  • Bill Monroe†
  • Roger Mudd – retired from journalism
  • Merrill Mueller†
  • Lisa Myers
  • Roy Neal†
  • Ron Nessen
  • Jackie Nespral now main anchor with NBC o&o operated station WTVJ in Miami
  • Edwin Newman†
  • Deborah Norville – now weekday host of Inside Edition
  • Soledad O'Brien – now at Al Jazeera America
  • Norah O'Donnell NBC News Washington Correspondent & MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent – now at CBS News
  • Keith Olbermann Anchor, "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" – now hosting ESPN's Olbermann
  • Don Oliver
  • John Palmer†
  • Jane Pauley now with CBS News
  • Jack Perkins – retired
  • Tom Pettit†
  • Stone Phillips
  • Gabe Pressman – still at WNBC Channel 4
  • Charles Quinn†
  • Jill Rappaport
  • Chip Reid – now at CBS News
  • John Rich
  • Amy Robach – now at ABC News
  • Betty Rollin
  • Brian Ross – now at ABC News
  • Ford Rowan
  • Tim Russert†
  • Bill Ryan†
  • Aline Saarinen†
  • Jessica Savitch†
  • Chuck Scarborough – now at WNBC Channel 4
  • Mike Schneider – now at NJTV
  • Willard Scott – Today contributing correspondent- now retired
  • John Seigenthaler – now at Al Jazeera America
  • Scott Simon now with NPR
  • Gene Shalit – retired
  • Claire Shipman – now at ABC News
  • Lawrence E Spivak†
  • John Cameron Swayze†
  • Dr Nancy Snyderman
  • Patricia Thompson†
  • Liz Trotta
  • Lem Tucker†
  • Garrick Utley†
  • Richard Valeriani
  • Charles Van Doren
  • Sander Vanocur
  • Linda Vester
  • Mike Viqueira White House & Capitol Hill Correspondent – now at Al Jazeera America
  • Lindsey Vonn 2014 Winter Olympics correspondent
  • Chris Wallace – now at Fox News Channel
  • Barbara Walters – soon-to-be retired from journalism
  • Fredricka Whitfield – now at CNN
  • Mary Alice Williams
  • Brad Willis
  • Joe Witte – later at CNBC, and WJLA-TV & Washington, DC's Newschannel 8; now a researcher at the Goddard Spaceflight Center
  • Lew Wood†
  • Judy Woodruff – now Monday–Friday anchor of PBS Newshour
  • Tony Zappone

† deceased

International broadcasts

MSNBC is not shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right However, both NBC News and MSNBC are shown for a few hours a day on OSN News in MENA Region

MSNBC is also shown occasionally on sister network CNBC Europe during breaking news, and Nightly News and Meet the Press are also shown regularly NBC Nightly News is shown in the Philippines on 9TV formerly Talktv and Solar News Channel, while Early Today was officially dropped from the network in December 2013, but they replaced by the repeats of Inside Edition NBC Nightly News, along with the full program lineup of NBC, was carried by affiliate VSB-TV in Bermuda

The Seven Network in Australia has close ties with NBC and has used a majority of the network's imaging and slogans since the 1970s Seven News has featured The Mission as its news theme since the mid-1980s Local newscasts were named Seven Nightly News from the mid-1980s until around 2000 NBC and Seven will often share news recourses between the two countries NBC News has been known to use Seven News reporters for live reports on a developing news story in Australia Seven News will sometimes also incorporate an NBC News report into its national bulletins Today, Weekend Today and Meet The Press are all broadcast on the Seven Network during the early morning hours from 3-5 am, just before Seven's own morning show Sunrise

In Hong Kong, NBC Nightly News is live digital television broadcast transmission or delayed on TVB Pearl daily from 07:00 until 08:00 Hong Kong Time 18:00 until 19:00 New York City Time

In the United Kingdom, the ITV network, used to air segments from NBC Nightly News on their ITV News at 5:30 morning newscast before it was cancelled in December 2012 NBC News share facilities and crew in the UK with ITN, who is the news provider for ITV


Major bureaus

  • New York, New York: NBC News Headquarters
  • Universal City, California: West Coast Headquarters
  • Washington, DC: Governmental Affairs Headquarters operated from WRC-TV
  • London, UK: Foreign Headquarters

Minor bureaus within the United States

  • Atlanta, Georgia WXIA-TV
  • Chicago, Illinois WMAQ-TV1
  • Denver, Colorado KUSA-TV
  • Dallas, Texas KXAS-TV1
  • Houston, Texas KPRC-TV
  • Miami, Florida WTVJ1

1 All NBC owned-and-operated stations are considered NBC News bureaus, including those not listed here

Foreign bureaus NBC News/CNBC/MSNBC

  • Johannesburg, South Africa CNBC Africa headquarters
  • Kabul, Afghanistan NBC News
  • Nairobi, Kenya CNBC Africa
  • Abuja, Nigeria CNBC Africa
  • Lagos, Nigeria CNBC Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa CNBC Africa
  • Singapore CNBC Asia headquarters
  • Sydney, Australia CNBC Asia Pacific
  • Melbourne, Australia NBC News Asia Pacific
  • Managua, Nicaragua Canal 15 Nicaragua-Telemundo 51 WSCV
  • Tokyo, Japan CNBC Asia
  • Hong Kong CNBC Asia
  • Beijing, China NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC
  • Frankfurt, Germany CNBC Europe
  • Baghdad, Iraq MSNBC and CNBC Asia
  • Beiruit, Lebanon MSNBC and CNBC Asia
  • Jerusalem, Israel MSNBC and CNBC Asia
  • New Delhi, India CNBC-TV18
  • Islamabad, Pakistan CNBC Pakistan

Theme music

Most of NBC's news television programs use "The Mission" by John Williams as their theme The composition was first used by NBC in 1985 and was updated in 2004


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