Rising Star at NBC Jumps To CBS News To Become Chief White House Correspondent

Jun 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A rising star at NBC has jumped to CBS News to become chief White House correspondent  as well as the primary substitute on "Face the Nation," reports TVNewser.

It’s Norah O’Donnell, who has been an anchor on MSNBC and a correspondent for NBC News.

She starts in July.

Here are excerpts of a memo TVNewser published that was written by CBS News president David Rhodes to CBS News staff:

"In addition to her duties at the White House, Norah will be the principal substitute on ‘Face the Nation’—filling in for Bob Schieffer on occasions when Bob is out. As you may know, Norah has been the Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC, a contributing correspondent for NBC’s ‘TODAY’ and ‘Weekend TODAY,’ a panelist on ‘The Chris Matthews Show’ and a co-anchor of the 9 a.m. hour of TODAY.’ "

"[Current CBS News White House correspondent] Chip Reid has done a terrific job at the White House and will become National Correspondent, based in Washington, with greater editorial range. Chip’s piece which led the ‘Evening News’ on Monday from North Carolina is an example of the kind of reporting we’re sure he can do on a more regular basis outside the White House bubble—he’s excited to get on with that work."

"Bill Plante is an institution at CBS News and within the White House itself; his experience will continue to add context to our daily reporting on the Administration. And of course Mark Knoller remains the sage of the CBS News White House team—and he has the tweets to prove it."



  1. Great, CBS gets a liberal nutjob to cover the White House??? Idiotic….

  2. When I see and hear this woman I think of nails on a chalkboard. If she were any more left-leaning she would need a physical counter weight to help her stand somewhat erect. Sans CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes, one more reason not to watch CBS News.

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