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Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Are play-by-play sports announcers the new anchors?
The two jobs are similar, but with the network news anchor job diminished, play-by-play announcers may be the most-trusted and recognizable faces on network TV.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 7:20PM EST
NBC Nightly News interviews three of Dustin Hoffman’s accusers
Anna Graham Hunter — the first Hoffman accuser — Cori Thomas and Kathryn Rossetter sat down with Cynthia McFadden on Monday’s NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, marking the first time any of the legendary actor’s accusers have spoken on TV.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk explains her “incredibly strange” job of covering the Matt Lauer firing
Gosk tells Rachel Maddow she’s been trying to cover Lauer’s firing as she covered the firing of Charlie Rose last week. But she adds, “it gets difficult because I’m in this building. And although some of the conversations I’ve have had in this building have been on the record, things that are being shared publicly, very obviously there are also other conversations that I overhear amongst colleagues, things that are being said privately to each other, that are things that typically a reporter might glob onto and want to report. I have to draw those lines just by the very nature of the fact that I’m in this newsroom all day long.” Gosk says she chose not to attend a closed-door NBC News staff meeting because she wouldn’t be able to report its details.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Report: NBC execs quashed Ronan Farrow’s bombshell Harvey Weinstein story
The Huffington Post reports there was a “months-long struggle” inside NBC News in which executives “slow-walked Farrow’s story, crippling it with their qualms and irresolution” — even saying it required the approval of NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, which was highly unusual. “By April, NBC News had two big scoops in its pocket: an on-record interview with (Rose) McGowan and the explosive audio of Weinstein admitting to sexual assault,” according to The Huffington Post. “But Farrow was told by multiple NBC News executives and producers that the reporting and interviews he had conducted weren’t sufficient for a televised story. According to four sources, Farrow and (NBC News investigative producer Rich) McHugh also prepared a lengthy text story to run on the NBC News website, but Farrow was told it wouldn’t run.” The Huffington Post also points out that NBC Nightly News ignored the story last Thursday, unlike its rivals, and it was given scant coverage the next morning on Today (while GMA and CBS This Morning covered the story extensively). That’s in addition to SNL completely ignoring the scandal, which Lorne Michaels said “was a New York thing.”
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 5:55PM EDT
Why NBC News investigative reporter Ronan Farrow broke the news of Harvey Weinstein rape allegations in The New Yorker
CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “media complicity,” but there was a reason Farrow took his work to The New Yorker. According to Variety, Farrow got NBC News’ permission to do his investigative work for The New Yorker, with the thinking that sources wouldn't open up to a TV outlet fearing that they would have to speak on camera. Farrow will discuss his exclusive on tonight’s NBC Nightly News.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Tom Brokaw: Megyn Kelly didn’t cut me off — my hearing aid went bad
The former NBC Nightly News anchor clarified what looked like Kelly cutting him off on this morning’s Megyn Kelly Today. “The acoustics in the studio were terrible,” Brokaw wrote in an e-mail to The Washington Post. “I didn't have an IFB (earpiece), and I am writing as I return from my hearing-aid mechanic. My hearing aid this morning went bad as the show started." Brokaw went on to add: "Chick Hearn, the late, great L.A. Lakers play-by-play announcer had a phrase: no harm, no foul. Exactly the case this a.m. No harm, no foul. Not worth any fuss. I'm a Kelly fan.” ALSO: Kelly is proving that it’s hard to thrive after leaving Fox News.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 4:56PM EDT
An NBC News crew was staying six floors above the Las Vegas killer
NBC News correspondent Joe Fryer was in town to cover O.J. Simpson’s release from prison when the gunfire broke out on Sunday night. “We’re in lockdown,” Fryer reported during NBC News’ live coverage of the shooting early Monday morning.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 3:13PM EDT
Today’s Savannah Guthrie celebrates 10 years at NBC
Check out Guthrie’s first appearance on NBC as a reporter for NBC Nightly News. PLUS: Lester Holt becomes a grandfather.