Luke Russert To Join NBC

Well, Page Six actually heard it right: Luke Russert is joining NBC News and contributing to its 2008 election coverage.

From the release:

    Luke Russert joins NBC News in his first assignment for Decision 2008 as correspondent at large for the conventions, focusing on youth issues. Luke Russert recently graduated from Boston College with a double major in History and Communications. Since March of 2006, he has co-hosted the critically acclaimed sports radio talk show “60/20 Sports” with political pundit James Carville on XM Satellite Radio. On “60/20 Sports” he has interviewed the likes of former President Clinton, former President George Bush, Bill Russell, Cal Ripken Jr. and Lance Armstrong. Luke is the son of the late Tim Russert and of Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth.

NBC News President Steve Capus said “Never before in an election cycle has so much attention turned to the youth vote, and Luke will bring a unique perspective to covering it.” Said Luke: “I am extremely humbled and grateful that NBC News is giving me this opportunity. I believe youth issues will continue to play a significant role during this election and I want to do my part to report them honestly and objectively.”

Earlier on FishbowlDC:

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  • Luke, Carville To Honor Tim on XM

  • A Toast To Luke

  • Luke Russert Continues To Impress

  • Luke on “Today