Harry Smith, who has just left CBS News after 25 years, has been named a correspondent for the new NBC primetime magazine that will be anchored by Brian Williams, TVNewser reports.
Smith will begin work on July 18.
Smith follows his wife, sports correspondent Andrea Joyce, who left CBS Sports after 11 years with the Tiffany Network to join NBC Sports in 2000.
Steve Capus, president of NBC News, said in a statement: "A veteran in the industry and highly regarded journalist, we’re honored to have Harry on board as one of the correspondents of the new primetime newsmagazine show. His vast experience, covering everything from interviews with world leaders to wars and natural disasters, makes him a perfect fit for this new broadcast. Plus, Harry also brings a well-earned reputation for being a great colleague and co-worker — something we truly value at NBC News.”
The announcement had been expected since news surfaced last week that Smith was leaving CBS.