NBC News’ Wilner Resigns

Feb 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Well-regarded NBC News Political Director Elizabeth Wilner has resigned. Although her departure is “not imminent,” she told TelevisionWeek she began thinking about it seriously following the 2006 midterm elections.

Usually, an election is followed by a breather, she said. This time, “the [2008] campaign started immediately after the mid-term.” Ms. Wilner said she is looking forward to figuring out what she will do next.

Ms. Wilner has been covering politics since 1992, when she went to work for the Cook Political Report right out of grad school. She worked on ABC News’ coverage of the 1998, 2000 and 2002 elections. In spring 2003, she joined NBC News, where her role has included distributing the First Read newsletter by 9:30 a.m., the politics website, support for MSNBC and for CNBC.

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