Additions at NBC DC as Bureau Gears up for 2016

Producer Doug Adams and four others join the 2016 politics team.

NBC’s DC bureau announced five new additions to its politics and news teams this morning in anticipation of the 2016 elections.

Doug Adams is the new senior political editor, responsible for managing reporting and cross-platform coverage during the long march to 2016. Adams has been at the network since 1997, most recently as a producer for the DC bureau. Adams will also be in charge of the campaign embed program, a role bureau chief Ken Strickland and deputy bureau chief Meaghan Rady described in the memo as “a perfect fit for someone who has had firsthand experience driving snowy Iowa highways and chasing campaign buses in New Hampshire.”

Dave Forman will be the assignment manager for the politics desk while also retaining his duties as news desk assignment manager. Emily Gold has been named a political digital media specialist, and will track the movements of candidates as they make their way through battleground states and beyond. She was previously a desk and research assistant at the network.

Additionally, Greg Martin and Halimah Abdullah are joining the network, Martin as a political booker and Abdullah as a writer and editor at NBCNews.com. Martin was previously an intern for NBC News. Abdullah was most recently a content editor for Bloomberg Government.