NBC News’s man at the Pentagon is calling it a career. Jim Miklaszewski will retire at the end of the year after more than 30 years with NBC News.
“He will do so leaving a legacy of powerful journalism dedicated to informing the public about the U.S. military and our defense operations,” D.C. Bureau chief Ken Strickland wrote in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser.
Mik, as he’s known around the newsroom, was at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, reporting on the military’s response to the terror attacks in New York, when the Pentagon was hit. He’s reported from Lebanon, El Salvador and the Falkland Islands.
Miklaszewski joined NBC from CNN in 1985 as a White House correspondent. The Wisconsin native was a CNN original when that network went on the air in 1980 and was the moderator for two early CNN public affairs programs: Election Watch and Newsmaker Sunday.
“As a journalist, Mik is passionate about his subject matter — you can hear it in his voice. As a colleague, he is generous about sharing his vast knowledge,” writes Strickland. “He shaped so many talented producers over the years — anyone who works with him becomes a wiz under his education.”