A veteran of more than 20 years at NBC’s news division is exiting the network. TVNewser reports that Betsy Fischer Martin, the longtime executive producer of “Meet the Press,” announced she’s moving on.
“Exactly 23 years ago this week I walked a few blocks down Nebraska Avenue from American University to start an internship at a TV show called ‘Meet the Press,’” Fischer Martin wrote in a note to co-workers. “I soon met a lawyer and politico turned journalist named Tim Russert who convinced me to forget about my admission to law school and stick around to help cover the 1992 presidential election.”
Fischer Martin was named as the show’s executive producer in 2002, a job she held until last summer, when she became managing editor of political programming for the news division.
She didn’t disclose her plans for after her departure. She wrote that her decision to leave “comes with the same bittersweet feelings of sadness yet excitement for what’s ahead.”
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