NBC News Hires Ben Plesser From CBS

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By Merrill Knox Comment

nbc-newsBen Plesser has joined NBC News as the senior producer of chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel’s production unit. Plesser comes from CBS News, where he has worked since 1999.

In his time at CBS, Plesser worked as a producer on “60 Minutes” and “Evening News.” Most recently, he has been a producer for CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward, who frequently reports from the same places Engel and his team travel. In 2011, he was the first Western journalist to report from Tripoli during the uprising in Libya.

Plesser joins executive producer Madeleine Haeringer and producer Jamie Novogrod in Engel’s production unit. He will be based in London.

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