Brian Williams, David Muir Anchoring from Cuba

By Brian Flood Comment

Scott Pelley anchored “CBS Evening News” from Cuba back in December. A month later, ABC and NBC are joining the party.

Brian Williams and David Muir will both broadcast their respective programs from Cuba tonight. The highest ranking U.S. official in more than 30 years begins talks with the Cuban government today on normalization and reopening the U.S. embassy.

On “NBC Nightly News,” Williams will be joined in Havana by NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and correspondent Gabe Gutierrez. Williams last anchored from Havana in September 2006, when world leaders gathered in Cuba for the Non-Aligned Movement summit.

Just last month on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” Muir sat down exclusively with President Obama at the White House on the historic move to reset relations with Cuba. Tonight will be Muir’s first time reporting from Cuba.

WilliamsCubaMore: Brian Williams anchored a special report for NBC stations just after 2pmET (interrupting Matt Lauer who was a guest on Meredith Vieira‘s show in many markets): “A few moments ago, almost completely without fanfare, history was made when the American assistant Secretary of State stepped off the air stairs, of a commercial flight, and on to the ground here in Havana, Cuba. She is the highest ranking U.S. official to officially visit this nation in decades,” said Williams.

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