Category: CBS News

Harry Smith jumps from CBS to NBC News

Harry Smith is joining NBC, the network confirmed, leaving CBS News after a 25-year career there.

He is expected to join Brian Williams' upcoming primetime new magazine program, according to TVNewser, which also obtained a copy of a memo CBS News President David Rhodes sent to his staff: “Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News for a generation -- he joined us in Dallas in 1986 -- but today he’s decided to move on.... During the course of his career here, Harry sat down with six presidents, from Barack Obama back to Richard Nixon.”

Smith was an anchor at CBS’ “Morning Show” until a shakeup late last year, when Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price were replaced by Chris Wragge, Erica Hill and Maggie Castro. 

NBC would not confirm his role in Brian Williams’ hourlong news magazine, saying an official announcement is planned for Monday.


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Norah O'Donnell named chief White House correspondent for 'CBS News'

-- Joy Press

Photo: Harry Smith, right, with President Obama and Erica Hill at a town hall meeting in May in Washington, D.C. Credit: Chris Usher / CBS News via Getty Images

Norah O'Donnell named chief White House correspondent for 'CBS News'

Norah O'Donnell, who is the chief Washington correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for NBC's "Today" and "Weekend Today," has been named "CBS News'" chief White House correspondent.

"It's very exciting to all of us at 'CBS News' to have Norah on our team," said "CBS News" Chairman Jeff Fager. "She's an accomplished reporter with extensive experience, and she will be terrific as our Chief White House correspondent."

O'Donnell will also become the permanent substitute anchor for "Face The Nation," the Sunday morning public affairs broadcast anchored by "CBS News'" chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer, and will report for all "CBS News" broadcasts and occasionally for "60 Minutes."

-- Greg Braxton


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