Geoff Bennett Joins PBS NewsHour as Chief White House Correspondent and Weekend Anchor

By Mollie Cahillane 

Former NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC fill-in anchor Geoff Bennett is set to join PBS NewsHour as chief Washington correspondent on Jan. 3, 2022.

Bennett will also anchor the PBS NewsHour Weekend beginning in April when production of the program moves D.C. from WNET/New York.

He most recently had been filling in for Katy Tur, guest-hosting the 2 p.m. hour on MSNBC while she was on maternity leave. Tur returned to her show on Monday.


Bennett announced last month he would no longer hold the NBC News and MSNBC fill-in roles, but did say that he will remain a contributor at the network.

He joined NBC News in October 2017  after a stint covering the White House and Capitol Hill for NPR. Before that, Bennett covered Washington politics for NY1, Spectrum’s largest cable news station. Prior to NY1, Bennett was an editor with NPR’s Weekend Edition.