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NBC News Adds Correspondent to White House Beat B&C

NBC News has named a new White House correspondent, reports B&C. Joining Chuck Todd and Kristen Welker on the White House team is Peter Alexander.

Alexander has been with the network since 2004 and was the lead reporter covering the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.

In a statement, NBC News President Steve Capus said: "Peter has proven himself as a sharp reporter throughout his eight years with NBC News, and consistently went the extra mile as he covered Governor Romney on the campaign trail. His dedication and hustle will be a strong asset to our talented White House team as he joins Chuck and Kristen covering President Obama's second term."

Additionally, Todd has signed an extension to remain as NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent. Todd is also the anchor of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," editor of NBCNews.com's "First Read" blog and a regular contributor to "Meet the Press."

peter-alexander.jpgPeter Alexander