Geoff Bennett Joins NBC News as White House Correspondent

By A.J. Katz 

NPR’s Geoff Bennett is joining NBC News as its next White House correspondent, joining Hallie Jackson, Peter Alexander, Kristen Welker and Kelly O’Donnell on the beat.

Bennett most recently covered DC politics for NPR, guest hosted C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and reported on all things Washington for NY1 News, Time Warner’s largest cable station.

NBC News bureau chief Ken Strickland sent the below memo this morning to staff:


I’m pleased to announce Geoff Bennett as a new NBC News White House correspondent.

Geoff comes from NPR where he has covered the White House and Capitol Hill and been a guest host of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”; he also previously reported on Washington for NY1 News in New York City and more than a dozen other Time-Warner owned cable news stations across the country. Prior to NY1, Geoff was an editor with NPR’s “Weekend Edition.”

As we continue our critical coverage of the administration in this relentless news cycle, his skills and experience are a valuable and welcome addition to our 24/7 White House beat.

Geoff will join Hallie, Kristen, Peter, Kelly and the rest of our exceptional White House team beginning this November.