Bill Bratton Joins NBC News as Analyst

By Chris Ariens 

Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, who left the department last month, has joined NBC News as an analyst.

Bratton, 68, departed the NYPD for a job at Teneo Holdings, a global advisory firm. He’ll supplement that job with appearances on NBC News and MSNBC. Bratton’s wife, attorney and TV personality Rikki Kleiman, is a contributor to CBS News. And Bratton’s former deputy John Miller, who remains with the NYPD for now, was also a correspondent for CBS News before Bratton recruited him back to the force.

Bratton, who ran police forces in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York, was previously an NBC News analyst before rejoining the NYPD in January 2014.


Here’s the note from NBC News president Deborah Turness and MSNBC president Phil Griffin:

We are very pleased to announce that William Bratton, Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk and former New York City Police Commissioner, returns to NBC News and MSNBC as Senior Law Enforcement and National Security Analyst, starting this week. Bill’s singular expertise and incisive analysis on counterterrorism and criminal justice will be an incredible asset across all of our platforms, as you’ve already seen with his recent contributions following the bombings in New York and New Jersey.

As the Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, Bill advises clients on cyber risk, counterterrorism preparedness and crisis response. Up until last month, Bratton served as New York City’s Police Commissioner for the second time, leading the largest police force in the country. Over the course of his 46-year career in law enforcement, Bratton has also served as the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department—making him the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities—as well as Commissioner of the Boston Police Department.

Beyond his career in public service, Bill was an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC in 2013 before he returned to the NYPD in 2014. The return of Bill Bratton brings a very relevant voice of authority to NBC News and MSNBC as we continue to cover counterterrorism and national security. Unfortunately this is an area of coverage that we have had to devote more resources to in recent years, and we know our audiences will benefit greatly from his deep knowledge and peerless experience.

Please join us in welcoming back Bill to NBC News and MSNBC.

Deborah & Phil