The 2016 national political conventions stand to be the most broadcasted, most consumed, most shared conventions of all time. But that may have less to do with the candidates and more to do with the attendees in both Cleveland, home of this week's Republican National Convention, and Philadelphia, which will host the Democrats next week.
Fifteen years ago, Lester Holt was demoted and being "pushed toward the door" at WBBM, the CBS TV station in Chicago, where he was the main news anchor. Today, he has one of the rarest jobs in TV: anchor of a network evening newscast.
Brian Williams will be permanently pulled from the anchor chair of NBC Nightly News but will remain with the network, anchoring breaking news for MSNBC.
In 2012, Brian Williams took the stage at the NBC News upfront presentation to address "the elephant in the room"—not the dismal ratings of the since-canceled Rock Center With Brian Williams, but the fact that Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee "are just baked, permanently hammered." The line, classic Williams, got a good laugh from the assembled buyers, editors and network h
News broke Friday morning that NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel will be replaced by Andy Lack, whose name is more or less synonymous with NBC News' late-'90s renaissance when the Today show was going from strength to strength and Tom Brokaw anchored Nightly News.
The Martin Agency is going international. For the first time in its 49-year history, the Richmond, Va.-based agency is opening an office outside the U.S., establishing a presence in London.
A little more than a week after word began circulating that ITV News editor Deborah Turness was on the verge of being named president of NBC News, Pat Fili-Krushel made it official.
NBC News president Steve Capus on Friday announced that he is leaving the network. In a memo issued to staffers, Capus said that while it is “an extremely difficult decision to walk away from [NBC News],” it was “time to head in a new direction.”
In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President Obama.