NBC News Deputy Political Editor Domenico Montanaro is moving on to PBS, which is terrible, because there will be no more of these shenanigans:
Eh, actually, maybe change is a good thing…
Anyhoo, read Montanaro’s letter to colleagues about his departure after the jump…
I have read too many of these notes over the past seven years, and, now, I can’t believe it’s me writing one.
After two presidential elections, a lot of debates, conventions, and briefing books (plus a few deep-fried Snickers bars in Iowa), I am leaving NBC. And, no, it’s not because Andy Gross and I were finally swept up by The Daily Show.
I am headed to the PBS NewsHour as Political Editor/Senior Producer, Politics and Law, where I will head their political unit and lead their Supreme Court and Homeland Security coverage.
I will miss this place and everyone here tremendously. You are really the best in the business – from the producers and editors to the desk and field crews to the reporters and correspondents. I am lucky to have had you as mentors and call many of you good friends. A special thank you, of course, to Chuck Todd and Mark Murray. You’ve taught me more than I could have ever learned on my own, and I will continue to rely on you.
So, while me and Andy wait for Jon Stewart’s call, I will go and do this serious stuff. My 4-year-old Jack hates saying “good bye,” because it makes him sad. So I tell him to say, “See you soon.” I think this is one time I will take my own advice.
See you soon,